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Carissa's App Picks for Kids

High-quality apps you can feel good about using with your child.

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Reviewed on 10/8/21

Do you have loved ones who live far away or who can't visit you in person as often as they'd like? Try out Caribu.  Both parties download the app and then you call each other in the app. Choose a book to read together or a page to color together or one of the fun, kid-friendly simple games to...

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Reviewed on 10/8/21

Do you have loved ones who live far away or who can't visit you in person as often as they'd like? Try out Caribu.  Both parties download the app and then you call each other in the app. Choose a book to read together or a page to color together or one of the fun, kid-friendly simple games to...

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Reviewed on 9/15/21

Because it's nearly impossible to accurately represent the sizes of countries (on a round planet) on a flat map, the world maps that we are accustomed to seeing are distorted. This app is a great way to get a real sense of how large different areas of the world actually are. Simply tap and hold...

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Reviewed on 9/15/21

Letter Rooms is a word scramble game with a few unique twists. Shift letter tiles around to spell the word that answers each clue. As you progress in the game, new challenges (like letters you can turn on and off or toggle through some different letter options) will appear. The letters are in...

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Reviewed on 9/11/21

Videos real people signing common sentences. Watch the short videos, practice the signs yourself, then play a game where you have to identify which signed sentence the person in the video is signing. The videos include a wide variety of ages, races and abilities. In addition to the sentences...

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Reviewed on 7/14/21

Grab a photo from your camera roll and play along with this app created by Harvard University. There are three things you can choose to do with each photo: talk about the photo, decorate the photo (using virtual stickers and markers) or (my favorite) play hide and seek. The first option gives...

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Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2

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