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hero

Super Home Hero

Review Excerpt: This app illustrates the importance of children helping at home, with jobs like taking out the trash or folding the laundry. There’s not much to actually do in ...
storybot

StoryBots Starring You StoryBooks

Review Excerpt: JibJab has dramatically increased their StoryBots apps, but be warned — these apps do a great job pulling you in for free, and then do everything possible to get ...
rideapony

Ride a Pony with Kate and Harry

Review Excerpt: This open-ended experience lets you decorate your own pony using a set of clear multiple choice menus, and then take it for a ride.  There are no in-app purchases or ...
ranger

Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures: Lions

Review Excerpt: This collaboration of Moonbot Studios (see: Morris Lessmore) and the editors of Ranger Rick Jr. Magazine mixes real information about Lions (how they eat, sound and ...
quick

Quick Images

Review Excerpt: The app starts with six types of numerical representations, such as “Ten Frames” and “Rekenrek”  models which are used in many school curriculums. ...
busytown

Peekaboo People starring Busytown

Review Excerpt: This app features an elevator with closed doors. If you touch the doors you discover one of 13 characters hiding inside. The characters appear at random, including a ...
present

Peekaboo App – Peekaboo Presents

Review Excerpt: Designed for toddlers, this simple app hides 13 gifts inside a bouncing present under the Christmas tree. When tapped the present opens to reveal animated characters ...
otter

Otter on his Own

Review Excerpt: This app follows a familiar Oceanhouse Media script. Start with an original book, and let children touch the illustrations or words to hear them read out loud, and labeled. ...
nimbus

Negative Nimbus

Review Excerpt: This is a side-scrolling timing game that requires fine motor skills to get through a level. As a rain cloud drifts over a meadow, you turn on or off the rain, to make ...
nabi

Nabi 2

Review Excerpt: This year’s edition of Nabi, called Nabi 2 (http://www.nabitablet.com), aka the “Fuhu NABI NABI2-NV7A 7-Inch Tablet”, comes with a better screen, faster ...
vehicle

My First App Vehicles

Review Excerpt: This puzzle app contains eight vehicles that can be mixed, matched and turned into either a set of jigsaw puzzles or a pinball game. The illustrations come to life when ...
turtle

Move the Turtle: Programming for Kids

Review Excerpt: Designed to introduce Turtle programming concepts (remember those from the Apple IIe days), this app provides a series of challenges that require entering LOGO commands ...
mg

MG

Review Excerpt: If there was such thing as an iPod Touch for Google’s Android operating system, this would be it. MG gives you access to a large and growing library of Android ...
meep

MEEP! Tablet

Review Excerpt: MEEP! ($150, Oregon Scientific, http://www.meeptablet.com/us/) is a 7 inch, Wi-Fi enabled Android tablet that comes with its own custom app store. The idea is to give ...
Princess2

Maze Adventures

Review Excerpt: Offering six sets of themed mazes, this app is an exercise in spatial problem solving. To solve a maze, you use your finger to trace a path through the maze, guiding ...
palace

Magnificent Travelling Palace, The

Review Excerpt: This storybook app takes children on an adventure through India. As with many ebooks, there are three modes: auto play; read it to me; and read it myself. Some of the ...
jackal

Learn Spanish: Little Blue Jackal

Review Excerpt: Want to expose an English-speaking child to the sound and rhythm of Spanish? This app is centered around a 20 or so screen fable-like story of a little jackal (chacalito) ...
Kurio7

Kurio 7

Review Excerpt: Kurio comes in three sizes — 7 inch ($150), 8 inch ($250) and 10 inch ($350). The onboard management system lets you create custom profiles for up to eight people. ...
kindle

Kindle Fire HD

Review Excerpt: Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD is a viable children’s tablet, especially considering it falls into the same price range. Features include parental controls, a front ...
innotab

InnoTab 2s Learning App Tablet

Review Excerpt: The boundary between the toy tablet, and the real tablet, keeps getting thinner. Case in point — the InnoTab 2s Learning App Tablet ($100, www.vtechkids.com): ...
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