List/Grid Tag Archives: classification

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Dinosaur Mix

Review Excerpt: It’s a fun idea — to mix and match parts of a dinosaur. In this case, however, the parts are random and there’s no logic to the way the parts do or ...
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Grandpa in Space

Review Excerpt: Silly yet slightly scientific, this app playfully introduces sets of multiple-choice school readiness exercises with NASA facts and footage about the planets. Content ...
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Meerkat Puzzles

Review Excerpt: Fifteen self-correcting, rainy day puzzles await in a single app, offering both variety and some tried-and-true problem solving opportunities. You catch and count bats, ...
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Busy Shapes

Review Excerpt: You can’t fit a round peg in a square hole. But you can have a fun time trying in this responsive set of auto-correcting classification puzzles, which have been ...
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Sock Monster

Review Excerpt: From Scotland, comes a ten screen story that provides an answer to the age-old question: “where do missing socks go?” Sock Monster is a small squirrel-sized ...
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Jack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow

Review Excerpt: As with many ebooks, you start with the choice of two confusing options — “Read and Play” and “Read by Myself” (ironically, both require ...
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I Learn With Transportation

Review Excerpt: Featuring animated vehicles designed to deliver child-controlled language exploration in Spanish or English, this app lets children touch and hear the labels for types ...
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Dr. Panda’s Home

Review Excerpt: Did you know that cleaning the toilet, mopping the floor and recycling trash can be fun? Just call them “mini-games”. There are 20 such jobs found in Dr. ...
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Club Penguin

Review Excerpt: Recurring in-app purchases meet a seven year old’s desire to collect things to decorate an igloo, in this new iPad version of Club Penguin ($free, http://appstore.com/clubpenguin). ...
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Shiny Picnic

Review Excerpt: Three well designed activities with limited content are embedded in a simple story, creating a playful logic and language experience. From the main menu, you can choose ...
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Build and Play 3D – Rockets, Helicopters, Submarines and More

Review Excerpt: This is a set of nine puzzles that feel like they snap together. It comes from the Romania-based Croco studio, which has become known for excellent drag and drop experiences ...
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Peppa Pig Happy Mrs. Chicken

Review Excerpt: This collection of six games features Peppa Pig and his animated animal friends. It is one of several Peppa Pig apps. The games include: Jigsaw Puzzles (four puzzles ...
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Bugs and Buttons 2

Review Excerpt: This follow up to Bugs and Buttons (CTR February 2012), contains another well crafted set of 18 math and logic activities. If you liked the first edition, you’ll ...
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Dr. Panda’s Veggie Garden

Review Excerpt: In this app, children get to tend to a garden, and serve a continual stream of animal customers. Content includes 30 types of activities that include planting seeds, ...
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Dr. Panda’s Beauty Salon

Review Excerpt: Ever want to put some lipstick on a pig? This app can make it happen. Dr. Panda’s Beauty Salon ($1.99, TribePlay) lets you run your own beauty spa for large animals. ...
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Cuddle Puzzle – Learn Shapes, Numbers, Music and More

Review Excerpt: This app contains eight jigsaw puzzles arranged by difficulty. Unlike traditional drag and drop puzzles, these start easy, showing a child just three or four parts. ...
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Factory Balls

Review Excerpt: This leveled challenging game by Bart Bonte gives you the opportunity to practice holding variables in your mind; a skill required to match a target item. The objective ...
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Trip, The – Little Critter GamePak

Review Excerpt: Designed to accompany the Little Critter eBook called “The Trip” this “GamePak” is a set of 50 workbook and flashcard style activities based ...
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The Jungle Book

Review Excerpt: This eBook, adapted from the Rudyard Kipling’s tale, consists of 29 pages of narrated text, with four language options. Nine of the pages turn into 3D activities, ...
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Abricot Games – Hide & Seek

Review Excerpt: This hidden object app fills every pixel of your screen with detailed art, along with a simple challenge — to find one of four characters shown on the bottom of ...
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Matching Puzzle Cards: Colors

Review Excerpt: This app turns the pedagogy of the flash card inside out, by making each card into an animated two piece jigsaw puzzle that you can snap together the parts.  For example, ...
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Doki Explores the Ocean

Review Excerpt: Created by LivoBooks in partnership with the Discovery Kids, this app is supposed to help you learn about sea life. Features include the ability to toggle between English, ...
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StoryToys Grimm’s Snow White

Review Excerpt: Available for both Android and Apple mobile devices, the $2 app features a solid design and playful 3D graphics. This particular story mixes a Snow White and the Seven ...
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Little Things Forever

Review Excerpt: This second edition of Little Things (called Little Things Forever) contains 10 fresh mosaic puzzles based on  thousands of “little things” –clothing ...
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I Spy With Lola HD

Review Excerpt: This app effectively takes the common hunt-and-find play pattern down a notch by way of a series of carefully leveled challenges, clear labels and a playful theme. The ...
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Bugs and Numbers

Review Excerpt: Third in the series, Bugs and Numbers contains 18 games and activities, designed around a bug city. The app is organized into three basic stages, to grow with your child ...
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My Look and Find Book

Review Excerpt: This hunt-and-find experience features wonderful illustrations from German artist Ali Mitgutsch. The goal is to explore each detailed scene, in search of specific clues, ...
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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 ...
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Build and Play 3D – Plane, Train, Robot and More

Review Excerpt: In this app, children snap together nine machines and vehicles by dragging and dropping the various pieces into place. Incorrect answers just fall back to the side; ...
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Bubble Guppies

Review Excerpt: Based on Nickelodeon’s preschool school series, this collection of  games lets you join the class with the Bubble Guppies: namely Molly, Gil, Deema, Nonny, OOna ...
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LEGO Creationary Halloween

Review Excerpt: Here’s a game of LEGO Creationary with a haunted Halloween theme. Like the original title (see CTR August 2012) the timed guessing game lets you earn points by ...
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Professor Kim – What’s Missing Here?

Review Excerpt: Can you spot the missing sea creature, before the other player? This classification experience presents this type of simple early logic challenge, starting with smaller, ...

LEGO Creationary

Review Excerpt: This is a timed guessing game, that lets you earn points by correctly identifying which object is being constructed (out of Lego blocks, naturally) on the screen. The ...
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Great Cookie Thief, The

Review Excerpt: This is a 12 screen iPad-based retelling of the 1977 Sesame Street book by Emily Perl Kingsley (illustrated by Michael Smollin). The setting is an Old West town plagued ...
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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 ...
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PrestoBingo Shapes

Review excerpt: How many circles can you find in a puzzle? This “I SPY” like shape finding game contains 12 puzzles. The objective is to touch the shapes to find them. For ...
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HappyKids – Veterinarian

Review excerpt: Turn your iPad into a vet’s office, with this collection of 24 short activities. The idea is to take care of six animals (two dogs, two cats, a parrot, and a cockatoo) ...
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Farm School

Review excerpt: This is a collection of  matching and hide-and-seek games, based on farm animals.  Each screen contains a simple matching activity. For example, a child might be asked ...
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Peek-a-Zoo

Review excerpt: Here’s another solid Duck Duck Moose app. The idea is to present younger children with a narrated question, such as “who is upside down?” They then ...
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Oddballz Circus

Review excerpt: Mix-and-match different heads, bodies and legs of animals, in order to make a match. To change a part, you swipe. As more characters are created, more surprises are ...
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