List/Grid Tag Archives: logic

slice

Slice Fractions

Review Excerpt: Combine “Cut the Rope” style problem solving with a side scrolling venue that gets progressively harder, and you get the idea of Slice Fractions — ...
nutjob

Nut Job, The (The Official App for the Movie)

Review Excerpt: The Nut Job movie comes to an app, with four activities and a narrated page-by-page storybook. In the story, you join Surly the squirrel as he helps the squirrels get ...
meerkat

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, ...
panda

Dr. Panda’s Restaurant 2

Review Excerpt: This cooking simulation follows last year’s Dr. Panda’s Restaurant. You become the cook in this island restaurant, trying to feed an endless flow of new ...
circus

Shiny Circus

Review Excerpt: As a former elementary teacher, I love to find apps like this one. In the story, the Shiny Circus has come to town and Charlie, Alice and Ralph (three animals) are going ...
disguises

PANGO Disguises

Review Excerpt: Part of the Pango series, this app lets you control story elements in five short adventures, each featuring Pango the raccoon. Each story element is introduced through ...
leogmovie

LEGO Movie Videogame, The

Review Excerpt: Like the movie, you become Emmet — the ordinary, rule-following citizen who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the ...
busy-shapes

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 ...
bakery

Shiny Bakery

Review Excerpt: Cooking can be messy and complicated; but not with this app. The easy to use, clean interface makes it an ideal starter app for older preschoolers or Pre-K learners. ...
zombies

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time

Review Excerpt: This classic strategy timing game has been infused with a new set of interactive play opportunities, zombie puns and in-app purchase options. If you’ve played ...
ovecolor

OverColor

Review Excerpt: This visual brainteaser asks you to copy a model, using a set of geometric overlays. The puzzles start easy and get harder; or you can easily jump to a harder level ...
fairy

Magical Fairy Friends: Dorothy the Rainbow Fairy

Review Excerpt: Dorothy the Rainbow Fairy is a 16 screen ebook that is loosely based on the science of light, with graphic elements that you can control. Each page has a rainbow colored ...
ilearn

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 ...
Superluigi

New Super Luigi U

Review Excerpt: This edition of Luigi U lets you take on 80 new courses set in the world of New Super Mario Bros. U. Each course contains a reduced time limit and a higher concentration ...
pizza

Motion Math: Pizza!

Review Excerpt: This applied math experience gives meaning to those endless math facts. How? By putting you in charge of your own pizza business. In order to keep your customers happy ...
school

Wubbzy’s Magic School

Review Excerpt: Based on “Meet the Wuzzles,” this app lets your child play along with Wubbzy and pals, Daizy, Walden and Widget. In the story, when Wubbzy and his friends ...
goldberg

Rube Works: The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game

Review Excerpt: We’ve reviewed lots of Rube Goldberg-style games over the years, the most noteworthy being “The Incredible Machine” (1995, Sierra Online). This app, ...
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 ...
pandahome

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. ...
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). ...
wiiuparty

Wii Party U

Review Excerpt: This party game (for 1-4 players) lets you compete using your Mii character in a variety of games. It provides new ways to play with others using the Wii U GamePad. ...
Picnic

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 ...
quickmath

Quick Math+

Review Excerpt: Featuring multi-levels, a social leader board, and a classroom friendly interface, this sequel to Quick Math introduces some new game modes that deal with memory and ...
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 ...
haunted

Haunted House Activity Book

Review Excerpt: Turn your child’s iPad or iPhone into a haunted house, with this Halloween app. Like other StoryToys apps, you swipe through the adventure by turning eight 3D ...
grandma

Grandma Loves Bugs

Review Excerpt: This latest edition in the “Grandma” apps series presents ten mini-quizzes that introduce school readiness skills, with a tiny pinch of entomology (the study ...
buildplay

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 ...
broom

Room on the Broom

Review Excerpt: In this game, your mission is to earn stars by completing tasks that feature characters from the book. Most games have a soft educational agenda; involving counting ...
chicken

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 ...
chima

LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey

Review Excerpt: In this game, you must help Laval, a brave warrior and prince of the Lion Tribe, fight for justice. You see, Laval must unlock the secret of the legendary triple-CHI ...
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, ...
bugs2

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 ...
Pikmin3

Pikmin 3

Review Excerpt: In this third edition, set in an alien world, you take command of three explorers and a legion of plant-like Pikmin creatures in a fight for survival. Using the Pikmin’s ...
lionel

Lionel Battle Train

Review Excerpt: This Lionel Battle Train app is inspired from real (toy) Lionel branded trains, tracks and other equipment. Trains included The General, Santa Fe FT Diesel or New York ...
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) ...
rocky

Get Rocky Premium

Review Excerpt: This tilt-and-slide adventure game mixes an earth science agenda with a common video game play pattern. You help Digger the mole travel to the center of the Earth by ...
pandaveggie

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, ...
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 ...
cuddle

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. ...
tiger

Daniel Tiger’s Day & Night

Review excerpt: Second in a series (the first is Play at Home with Daniel Tiger) this app playfully introduces the concept of morning and evening routines. It consists of ten activities ...
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