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petdoctor

Toca Pet Doctor

Review Excerpt: Ideal as a child’s first app, Toca Pet Doctor starts with a waiting room full of 15 critters, each with a problem. The worm is tangled into a knot, the cat has ...
sagomusic

Sago Mini Music Box

Review Excerpt: This app contains two short musical adventures — Row Row Row Your Boat and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Each is especially high in child control. In order to move ...
sleigh

Santa’s Christmas Sleigh for Toddlers

Review Excerpt: This is a simple musical busy box type of experience with five screens of animated pop-up objects, all related to Christmas. As you explore, you listen to a looping ...
ocean

Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer

Review Excerpt: Like “Forest Flyer” (CTR June 2013), where you fly a bird around with your finger, Ocean Swimmer uses the same game mechanic using a little fish, with more ...
grover

Peekaboo Sesame Street

Review Excerpt: This celebration of Sesame Street characters (including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, and Oscar the Grouch) looks good, but the design could be more ...
drawnimals

Drawnimal

Review Excerpt: One of the delightful surprises we spotted in Cinekid’s 2013 Applab was Drawnimal; an app that contains 26 animals… one per letter. Children first pick a ...
playful

Baby’s Playful Hands

Review Excerpt: The follow up to Baby’s Musical Hands (Editor’s Choice, CTR August 2011),  this app turns your iPad into a multi-touch musical toy that is a good developmental ...
sagobug

Sago Mini Bug Builder

Review Excerpt: This activity lets a child transform a simple shape into a zany bug. You start with a cocoon (or egg) and touch it to help it hatch. You can then choose from eight outline ...
namegames

NameGames

Review Excerpt: Designed to let babies and toddlers control your iPad’s screen, NameGames (formerly called Pictoo’s NameGames) is a mash-up between a photo album and a busy ...
chatter

Jim Henson’s Chatter Zoo

Review Excerpt: This app is based on the Jim Henson animated series called Chatter Zoo. There are four baby animals: Franny the cheetah, Bailey the elephant, Pip the wallaby and Lulu ...
soundbox

Sago Mini Sound Box

Review Excerpt: This updated edition of Sound Shaker (CTR March 2010) is designed for very young children (12 months and up) offering them a set of musical materials in a way that could ...
animaltrain

Animal Train

Review Excerpt: Designed to help your child “learn animal sounds” this app comes with a seven car train — but just two of them are available — the other five ...
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 ...
xmas

Don’t Open Before Christmas

Review Excerpt: Similar to Doyle & Cummings’ first ebook, Nash Smasher!, this second app once again features a small boy headed for trouble. This time, 8-year-old Seymour ...
elmo

LOL Elmo

Review Excerpt: LOL (Laugh Out Loud) Elmo is a sound activated robotic plush toy that is smaller than previous Tickle Me Elmo Toys. After you install the 4 AA batteries and find his ...
monster

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 ...
bed

The Going to Bed Book

Review excerpt: This Sandra Boynton app features variety in the interactive component of this book. For example, in one scene, children help all the animals brush their teeth at once, ...
kidsfun

Kids Fun

Review excerpt: The app starts with 10 clearly marked icons, each leading to a set of five or so games. Each has a nature or animal theme. Activities include puzzles, matching, coloring, ...
small

It’s A Small World

Review excerpt: The iPad edition of the famous Disney theme-park ride lets you touch-and-explore 16 watercolor scenes depicting various parts of a happy, exotic world where everyone ...
baby

Baby’s Musical Hands

Review excerpt: Sometimes an app is good because of what it doesn’t do, instead of what it does. Consisting of nothing more than three rows of five brightly colored musical squares, ...
nighty

Nighty Night! HD

Review excerpt: Created in Berlin by Heidi Wittlinger, this app starts with a peaceful outside view of a farmhouse during the summertime. As you hear the crickets gently chirping, you ...
boogie

Boogie Bopper

Review excerpt: Part of the Tickle Tap Apps series, Boogie Bopper lets children play ten simple melodies like Bingo and Mary Had a Little Lamb by touching a rainbow shaped xylophone, ...
spider

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Review Excerpt: Poke the spider to change scenes in this adaptation of the classic nursery rhyme. You can make rain come down from the clouds, splash in the puddles, help a caterpillar ...
Picture 17

Classic Chatter Telephone

Review Excerpt: Introduced in 1962, the Fisher-Price Classic Chatter Telephone now has an app. Unfortunately, the play pattern is nothing like original wooden toy, where you could dial ...
sound

Sound Shaker

Want to see a 21st century rattle? Innovative and easy to use, this bite-sized App engages young children with music in a way that could only be done with a motion sensing device like ...
nihao

Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Super Game Day

Review Excerpt: This collection of ten games, for 1 or 2 players, is a mixed bag. The main thing to note is that while the game plays like the other Nick Jr. inspired titles from 2K ...
madera

Madera & Figaro in the Rescue of Ginger

Review Excerpt: This touch-and-explore book for the iPhone/iPod Touch contains 20 pages of surprises, hidden in simple, hand drawn illustrations. In the story, two best friends, a Monkey ...
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