List/Grid Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Bugs and Bubbles Earns a Rare 5 Star Rating

Bugs and Bubbles, $2.99, by Little Bit Studio, LLC http://itunes.apple.com/app/bugs-and-bubbles/id500195730?ls=1&mt=8 Fun, fast and good for building emerging math skills, Bugs ...

Four Ways to use an iPod Touch in a Kindergarten Classroom (“Death of an iTouch”)

Four Ways to use an iPod Touch in a Kindergarten Classroom: AKA “Death of an iTouch” by Chris Crowell They say you don’t know how much you miss something until you ...
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Little Fox Music Box

Review Excerpt: Little Fox Music Box is a sing-along songbook with 100 interactive elements that have been embedded in three classic songs: London Bridge, Evening Song and Old MacDonald ...
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Touch and Write Cursive Letters

Review Excerpt: The cursive edition of “Touch and Write” app turns your iPad into a slippery letter or numeral game, where your job is to fill in all the outlines (both ...
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Touch and Write

Review Excerpt: This app turns your iPad into a slippery letter or numeral game, where your job is to fill in all the outlines (both upper and lower case) with your choice of 16 substances ...
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Toca Train

Review Excerpt: Toca Train lets you take control of your very own short toy train. You can easily adjust the view, moving in or out of the cab to take a helicopter view of your train ...
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Reading Rainbow App

Review Excerpt: This “free” app, hosted by LeVar Burton, is a library service for interactive books and videos targeting children ages 3 to 9. The idea is to give a child ...
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Picture Me Cute As Can Bee

Review Excerpt: Using the iPad’s camera, this electronic edition of the printed Picture Me book lets you put up to ten of your own photos inside the story, peeking out of windows ...
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Nickelodeon Dance

Review Excerpt: This two-player movement program includes 30 songs that feature Dora, Diego, and the Backyardigans as models. It is easy for a second player to jump into the dance, ...
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Monster’s Socks

Review Excerpt: This 12-screen adventure is about a child-like monster (who is not scary) who wakes up to discover that he has lost his socks. So he goes on an adventure that includes ...
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Madagascar 3: The Video Game

Review Excerpt: They’re baaaack, for more two-player, co-op problem solving adventures, the zany Madagascar movie animals. This time, you explore a circus, assuming the identity ...
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LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes

Review Excerpt: In this sequel to LEGO Batman, Batman and Robin join forces with other famous DC super heroes including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to stop bad guys that ...
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GazziliShapes

Review Excerpt: This structured set of six puzzle challenges provide practice finding and matching the basic shapes. The challenge level varies, for example, to get across a screen, ...
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Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping

Review Excerpt: This iPad adaption of the Eileen Christelow books (www.hmhbooks.com) contains another adaptation of the Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed song.  Options let you ...
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Coin Catcher

Review Excerpt: In this coin collecting game, the idea is to quickly tilt left or right to collect as many falling coins as possible before the timer runs out. High scores can be saved ...
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Brave: The Video Game

Review Excerpt: Following a tried-and-true formula, this one-or two-player (on the console version) action adventure lets you play as Merida and other characters from the Pixar movie ...
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Bizzy Bear Builds a House

Review Excerpt: Based on the Candlewick book by Benji Davies, Bizzy Bear Builds a House takes place at Sunny Farm. You help Bizzy Bear construct a new house by following a sequence ...
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Animal Crosswords

  Review Excerpt: Designed for children just beginning to learn to read and spell, this collection of 56 crossword puzzles are based on 300 common spelling words. Puzzles are sorted ...
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Amazing Spider-Man, The

Review Excerpt: Take on the role of a young Peter Parker and discover some new Spider-Man powers and Super Hero responsibilities, in this one player NYC based adventure. The game story ...

CTR July 2012: Wii U — A Case Study in the Psychology of Two Screen Interaction

Children’s Technology Review, July 2012  Vol. 20, No 7, Issue 148 PLEASE NOTE: This is the Editor’s Letter for July 2012. CTR is an ad free monthly newsletter, delivered by ...
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