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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 6/17/19

Looking for some great podcasts for kids and the whole family to listen to together? Try the Pinna app.  It includes both podcasts that are Pinna originals made expressly for this app and only available here plus a few apps that were created by others and are included in this app. The podcasts...

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Reviewed on 6/17/19

If you liked any of the previos Thinkrolls apps, you'll love this one too!  In Thinkrolls, players must use logic to help a cute rolling character work their way through a vertical maze.  There's lots of logic involved (which step do I need to do first to make sure this works?) and lots of silly...

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Age group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Reviewed on 6/17/19

Looking for some great podcasts for kids and the whole family to listen to together? Try the Pinna app.  It includes both podcasts that are Pinna originals made expressly for this app and only available here plus a few apps that were created by others and are included in this app. The podcasts...

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Reviewed on 5/29/19

Breaking words down into individual syllables is a key literacy skill and this app gives players a lot of practice with that concept!  In this game, users search for familiar words within a pile of circles each containing a single syllable. When they find the syllables for a particular word,...

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Reviewed on 5/20/19

Build your own gnome village in the woods! Grab any of a wide variety of "blocks" at the bottom of the screen to build whatever you want.  Stack them tall to make towers, or fill the screen from edge to edge to make a massive home for gnomes.  Each time you place a block that has a window or...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool
Reviewed on 5/20/19

Have you ever been on a nature walk and seen a plant or bug or fungi that you'd never seen before and thought, "I wonder what that is?" Good news!  There's now an app for that!  To be fair, there have been a number of apps over the years that have tried to offer similar functionality, but this...

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