All Reviews

csm_website
age 7+
 
LEARNING
Well-designed, goal-based motivation system rewards kids.
URL: https://www.cwist.com/
(2014)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Sweet, funny squirrel adventure great read-alone or -aloud.
By Lynne Rae Perkins
(2014)
age 8+
 
Scientific smarts and goofy humor are a winning experiment.
By Jon Scieszka
(2014)
csm_tv
age 4+
 
Exuberant kid shares scientific curiosity with others.
Network: Sprout
(2014)
age 8+
 
Summer camp gets alien visitors in silly, fun adventure.
By John Kloepfer
(2014)
csm_movie
age 6+
 
Some tense moments in Disney's nature documentary.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 3+
 
Cute peas at play help kids learn colors.
By Keith Baker
(2014)
csm_website
Ele
age 2+
 
LEARNING
Organized, info-packed resource a gift for pre-K parents.
URL: http://ele.fredrogerscenter.org/
(2014)
age 12+
 
Strong heroine, spirituality anchor gripping eco-thriller.
By Austin Aslan
(2014)
age 7+
 
Fun series inspires curiosity about animals in the wild.
Network: ABC, CW
(2014)
age 8+
 
Engaging zoo sequel blends smarts, pranks, and animal facts.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2014)
age 3+
 
LEARNING
Mild confusion of facts, fiction won't sink ocean adventure.
Platforms: LeapPad Explorer, LeapPad Ultra, LeapPad2, LeapsterGS
(2014)
csm_tv
age 14+
 
Tense rendering of nuclear project is OK for brave teens.
Network: WGN
(2014)
csm_app
age 13+
 
Picture puzzles challenge, sometimes too much.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2014)
csm_tv
age 5+
 
STEM learning, positive role models in well-rounded series.
Network: Amazon
(2014)
age 6+
 
LEARNING
Get in touch with nature with cool augmented-reality app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
age 13+
 
Time-travel series by Artemis Fowl author stays amazing.
By Eoin Colfer
(2014)
csm_tv
age 17+
 
Mature horror series is too dark and intense for kids.
Network: FX
(2014)
csm_movie
age 10+
 
Inspiring story about an underdog high school robotics team.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
csm_book
age 10+
 
Fearless heroine tackles a deliciously creepy forest quest.
By Heather Mackey
(2014)

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