List/Grid Tag Archives: creativity

skit

Skit!

Review Excerpt: Make your own narrated 20 second puppets shows, with this editing and social media tool.  Supported by ads, in-app sales and promotional deals with movies like the ...
paint

Paint Double

Review Excerpt: This painting app draws an imaginary line down the center of the screen making it incredibly simple to make symmetrical doodles. The color changes with each touch. Note ...
builders

Little Builders

Review Excerpt: What child — or grownup — wouldn’t want to play with a crane? You start with a bird’s eye view of a village in production, with five areas to ...
istop

iStopMotion for iPad (version 2.3)

Review Excerpt: What is it? iStopMotion for iPad is a stop motion/time lapse app that makes it easy to take hundreds of still photos in sequence, and turn them into a movie. Using the ...
hoopa

Hoopa City

Review Excerpt: Think “Sim City” for preschoolers, and you get the idea of Hoopa City, an app that represents a new direction for Tribeplay’s “Dr. Panda” ...
pinsaic

Pinsaic

Review Excerpt: This creativity app proves how a constraint (or limitation) can stimulate creativity. How? It turns your iPad screen into a peg board that can be filled with an endless ...
labocar

Labo Car Designer

Review Excerpt: iPad sketching and drawing programs are easy to find, but this is the first we’ve seen that lets you draw something that many children find fascinating — ...
hopscotch

Hopscotch: Coding for Kids

Review Excerpt: Update May 2014. Hopscotch now has a cleaner interface plus “abilities” that let you save scripts, so you can easily apply them to other characters. Other ...
bubl

Bubl Draw

Review Excerpt: What if you could “see” a sound? Turn your screen into a musical doodlepad, where taps become color bursts, bouncing dots, or lines that seem to have a life ...
potato

Mr. Potato Head: Create & Play

Review Excerpt: Better late than never. We first heard of this app two years ago, but never had a chance to review it. But based on the fact that it is getting strong iTunes reviews, ...
monki

Monki Animal Builder

Review Excerpt: This monster creator lets you mix and match items like crazy eyes,  pig noses and octopus tentacles. It also includes accessories like a hats, glasses and jewelry. ...
penguin

Club Penguin (for iPod Touch or iPhone)

Review Excerpt: Disney’s popular virtual world, Club Penguin, first came to the iPad in December of 2013. But this April 2014 update (for which the ratings apply) now includes ...
bugart

Bug Art

Review Excerpt: Here are five bug-themed activities that look a lot like past Little Bit Studio apps. Only this time, you can be the bug designer, creating a custom shell or wing decorations ...
fashion

Pretty Fabulous Fashion Activity

Review Excerpt: Sixteen coloring and problem solving activities provide a nice variety of fashion-themed activities, despite being a bit clumsy at points. See also Meerkat Puzzles for ...
colorcars

Coloring Book: Cars and Trucks for Kids!

Review Excerpt: This coloring book app offers three free black line images of cars, and teases children with locked images of others. The age gate isn’t effective, or honest. ...
BatmanVillains

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure

Review Excerpt: You are Maxwell, in a DC Comics city such as Gotham City, Metropolis or  Atlantis. In order to stop various evil schemes, you type or sketch words to summon items from ...
doodle

Sago Mini Doodlecast

Review Excerpt: Note: This was formerly called DoodleCast for Kids by zinc Roe. This drawing app lets you simultaneously record your voice as you draw, then play back your drawings ...
minie

Minnie Fashion Tour

Review Excerpt: In this app, you start with either Minnie Mouse or Daisy Duck, and can rotate through menus of shoes, dresses, head-ware and accessories. There’s also a choice ...
mickey

Mickey Mouse: Mash-Up

Review Excerpt: This collection of coloring tools and six arcade-style games is fused into a high quality Disney cartoon called No Service. In the story, Mickey and Donald swap clothing ...
lego

LEGO Friends Storymaker

Review Excerpt: Why read a book when you can make one? This free set of LEGO branded creativity tools has glitches when it comes time to publish, but it succeeds in giving children ...
frozen

Frozen: Storybook Deluxe

Review Excerpt: This app makes a nice extension of the animated Disney movie “Frozen”, with some additional early reading practice and spatial problem solving opportunities. ...
truck

Build a Truck

Review Excerpt: In this app, you assemble and decorate a truck, and then drive it through one of three tracks, collecting as many coins as possible. It is fun to see how fast you can ...
tocamini

Toca Mini

Review Excerpt: Children can playfully explore some powerful graphic design concepts with this 3D figurine decorating experience. You start with a blank slate, in the form of a pudgy ...
tocahair

Toca Hair Salon Me

Review Excerpt: The third edition of Toca Hair Salon lets you import your own photos, and morph them onto the animated faces of your haircut customer; complete with blinks, yawns and ...
tearaway

Tearaway

Review Excerpt: From the creators of LittleBigPlanet, comes an innovative PlayStation Vita game that is available only as a download. It is described as a “buddy-movie” ...
clubhouse

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Paint & Play

Review Excerpt: This coloring experience is unique because it lets children experiment with the relationship between 2D and 3D objects. It is also seasonal; featuring items that can ...
hopscotch

Hopscotch: Coding for Kids

Review Excerpt: We’ve been asking for it; and somebody finally delivered … a Scratch-like programming experience on the iPad. But let’s be clear — Hopscotch ...
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 ...
colar

ColAR Mix

Review Excerpt: Coloring pages have been around for decades and augmented reality (AR) for years, but it took an app and some black-line PDFs that you can  download from www.colarapp.com ...
clubpenguin

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). ...
chatterpix

ChatterPix Kids (or ChatterKid)

Review Excerpt: Talking animal or puppet apps like Talking Tom are common these days. But this one lets you take a photo and make it talk by superimposing a mouth line over your photo, ...
advent

Binny’s Advent Calendar 2013

Review Excerpt: Ready to count down the days to Christmas? This nicely illustrated smart calendar knows what day it is automatically, and it serves up a simple activity each day. The ...
jewels

Monster Jewels Halloween

Review Excerpt: Drag and drop beads, jewels, and parts of necklaces onto seven goofy monsters that look like they’ve been inspired by a Toca Boca app. The puzzles are timed and ...
infini

InfiniScroll

Review Excerpt: This is a multiple-choice style monster maker. But instead of turning pages, you scroll up or down creating a skyscraper like creature with five interlocking sections. ...
toybox

Disney Infinity Toy Box App

Review Excerpt: This open-ended construction kit expands the Disney Infinity cluster of toys and and video games, onto your iPad. It also represents a portal to toys and video games, ...
toonhero

Toon Hero

Review Excerpt: This creativity experience is designed to turn your iPad into an animated story maker. After you select a character and background, you place it on the screen and press ...
stickers

Magic Stickers!

Review Excerpt: This digital flannel board lets you mix your own homemade stickers with a collection of eight backgrounds. You are presented with a story starter background, upon which ...
mindstormsev3

LEGO Mindstorms EV3

Review Excerpt: Mixing lots of building opportunities with some unnecessary complexity — not to mention a hefty price tag, the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system ($350, www.legoeducation.us/mindstorms) ...
infinity

Disney Infinity

Review Excerpt: On first glance, Disney Infinity looks a lot like Activision’s Skylanders. When you take a closer look, however, you realize that comparing the two isn’t ...
pigeon

Pigeon Presents…Mo on the Go!

Review Excerpt: More bite-sized than “Don’t Let the Pigeon Run this App”, this collection of five activities offers plenty of sillyiness, good big band music and variety; ...
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