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Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Farm

Review Excerpt: Inspired by the original storybook app, Animal SnApp: Farm, Axel Scheffler’s Flip Farm contains 12 animals; with 121 possible combinations that create silly, simple ...
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Alphabet of Dinosaurs: Smithsonian Alphabet Books

Review Excerpt: This is an official Smithsonian Institution licensed app, with dinosaurs that are listed alphabetically (from A to Z). As with other Oceanhouse Media apps, you get highlighted ...
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18 Wheels of Steel American Long Haul

Review Excerpt: First released in 2007, 18 Wheels of Steel American Long Haul is a disk-based PC game. American Long Haul has both U.S. and Canadian cities, and a bit of Mexico as ...
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CTR Feb 14: Six ways tech is changing play; Sochi links

“If you tell them what to draw, they won’t imagine anymore.”  From the video Unimagined Friends (http://vimeo.com/85147506) from The Animation Workshop. Shared by Elio Grieco ...
The 2014 KAPi Trophies, On Stage and Poised

2014 KAPi Award Winners and Script

2014 KAPi Award Ceremony Script FINAL EDITION Las Vegas Convention Center North Hall Room N255 6:00 PM ROBIN Welcome to the 2014 KAPi Prize ceremony, where we recognize and celebrate ...
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Writing Wizard

Review Excerpt: Designed in France by the creators of the highly regarded Word Wizard, this app is designed to help children trace letters and numerals in your choice of three handwriting ...
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SymbolSmash

Review Excerpt: Content comes from Marion Musry’s music classes. In the ebook mode, children visit with characters like Trixie the Treble Clef and Crescendo Croc. The first module ...
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Spell with Pip: An Oxford Spelling Game

Review Excerpt: Spelling practice meets arcade-style gameplay in this children’s dictionary app. Pip the parrot is the host, who collects correct letters and squawks when he loses ...
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Smithsonian- Saber-Tooth Trap

Review Excerpt: Children explore the environment of the Saber-Tooth Tiger by way of clear illustrations from Soundprints and the Smithsonian Institution. In the story, the Saber-Tooth ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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New Kid on the Block, The

Review Excerpt: Originally a Living Book (Broderbund, 1993), The New Kid on the Block brings 16 poems by Jack Prelutsky to life, with both read to me and let me read modes. Prelutsky’s ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Annie’s Picking Apples 2: Learning Games

Review Excerpt: In the app, children help Annie the squirrel pick apples, prepare pies, and put together puzzles in 27 worlds which are arranged like a board-game. Features include: ...
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Press Release: Kurio Phone Announced at CES

THIS IS THE UNEDITED TEXT OF A PRESS RELEASE ISSUED JANUARY 5, 2014 Techno Source and KD Interactive INTRODUCE KURIO PHONE, THE SAFEST SMARTPHONE™ FOR KIDS   Makers of the Best-selling ...
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January 2014: The year in review, trends, best apps, Minecraft, Halo advice

Children’s Technology Review January 2014 Volume 22, No. 1, Issue 166 NOTE: CTR is an ad free publication. This is a preview of the January issue. The full issue is available ...
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XO Learning Tablet

Review Excerpt: Featuring a distinctive green rubber bumper with a handy hanging ring, the long-awaited XO Learning Tablet ($150, www.xo-learning.org) is a 7” Android tablet that ...
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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 ...
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Wubbzy’s Dance Party

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, The Wubb Club is planning ...
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Touch, Look, Listen: My First Words

Review Excerpt: This “visual dictionary” looks and acts like previous StoryToys apps, with 3D popup pages that magically unfold. Unlike the others, this app has a specific ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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TinyTap

Review Excerpt: TinyTap is a tool for self publishing, best suited for touch-and-hear types of experiences. There’s also a community component, with the ability to download and, ...
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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” ...
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Tabeo e2

Review Excerpt: Tabeo e2 ($150, www.tabeo.com) over promises and under performs, and sadly does not improve upon 2012′s poorly rated model. Compared to other tablets in the sub-$200 ...
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Strangebeard: The Pirate Princess

Review Excerpt: This 36 page ebook adventure contains 3D page turns and nine responsive pirate-themed games that magically unfold out of the pages, just like past StoryToys apps. The ...
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Splash Math Kindergarten

Review Excerpt: This math drill serves up sets of basic math problems that start with counting and move into addition, subtraction and other math concepts and are aligned to common ...
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Santa’s Suit is Missing!

Review Excerpt: In the story you are the main character.  Santa’s Suit is missing, and your  mission from Santa is to find a new suit and help save Christmas. You can read the ...
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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 ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids

Review Excerpt: With the bright orange and yellow case, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids ($200) is easy to pick out of the crowd. This tablet offers access to just about everything Google ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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Rocks HD

Review Excerpt: This is a mashup of videos, photos and narrated blocks of text about US rocks and minerals. Topics include the rock cycle, minerals, soil types, weathering and erosion, ...
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Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures: Bears

Review Excerpt: This is the second in the Appventure series of apps — the first was about Lions and the design is almost identical. Games include Go Fish (tilt the iPad to help ...
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Pet Bingo

Review Excerpt: Math flashcards can take many forms, so why not a pet store Bingo game? Pet Bingo was created specifically to make math drill more interesting, by embedding the correct ...
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 ...
pan

Pan II: Chasing the Keeper

Review Excerpt: This 14 screen adventure contains plenty to explore. Because the text is narrated, it makes a good language experience. The interactive elements aren’t flashy ...
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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 ...

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