List/Grid Tag Archives: creativity

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; ...
miniu

Mini-U: The Farm

Review Excerpt: They say “creativity works well with structure.”  This app lets you create your own farm by dragging and dropping items from a straightforward collection ...
disney

Disney Animated

Review Excerpt: Turn your iPad into a museum of animation, complete with tutorials and examples, with this innovative non-fiction app from Touch Press (makers of War Horse, The Elements, ...
tocabuilder

Toca Builders

Review Excerpt: Block play comes to your iPad, with the help of six playful anthropomorphic machines — the builders — and a 60 by 60 square grid. You start with a 60 by ...
kerpoof

Disney Kerpoof Tell A Story

Review Excerpt: Why read an eBook about dinosaurs, when you can design and narrate your own? You start by selecting one of the subtly animated  backgrounds, and then start dragging ...
playart

PlayART

Review Excerpt: This app turns your iPad into a classic-art flannel board, stocked with the key elements from five artists — Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Henri ...
mask

Mask Jumble Animals

Review Excerpt: This app turns your iPad or iPhone into a magical mirror that can turn your face into an animal mask. The app uses face recognition technology (of the variety used in ...
chalkbox

Chalk Box Story, The

Review Excerpt: This is a good idea, the art is excellent, but the content is limited, and there’s no option to freely draw. The story is based on the idea that if a box of chalk ...
artsee

ArtSee Studio

Review Excerpt: iPad cases for children abound, but if your intention is to turn your iPad into a child’s easel, ArtSee Studio (WowWee.com, $40) is the best bet. Designed to offer ...
journey

Journey Collector’s Edition

Review Excerpt: This is a collection of three PlayStation games that include Journey, Flower, and Flow. Other content includes mini-games, plus a documentary on the making of Journey. ...
foldify

Foldify

Review Excerpt: Foldify plays with your notion of 2D and 3D space, by letting you scribble on one dimension (the flat, 2D part) and see the result, in real time, on a 3D rendering that ...
storysmith

StorySmith: Medieval Kingdom HD

Review Excerpt: Like a digital flannel board, this drag-and-drop creativity app lets you create your own fairy tale or fantasy adventure. The app is sold in theme packs — this ...
sofia

Sofia the First

Review Excerpt: This animated story is narrated by ABC Modern Family’s Ariel Winter, and the other characters of the TV show, as well as Sara Ramirez from Grey’s Anatomy ...
leo

Leo’s Pad Appisode 1

Review Excerpt: Leo’s Pad is best described as an interactive movie, divided into “appisodes.” After a short animated sequence, you participate in the story with four ...
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