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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 1/6/20

Hey Clay now has a single app that includes their entire collection of clay making tutorials.  It's free to download and you get one sample tutorial from each category (birds, dinosaurs, monsters, aliens, etc.) and if you'd like to see all of the instructions you can pay to unlock each category...

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Reviewed on 1/6/20

Hey Clay now has a single app that includes their entire collection of clay making tutorials.  It's free to download and you get one sample tutorial from each category (birds, dinosaurs, monsters, aliens, etc.) and if you'd like to see all of the instructions you can pay to unlock each category...

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Reviewed on 12/18/19

A tiny little app, based on the classic Mexican children's song, "Un Elefante" and the children's board book "Elefantitos" that was written about it.  Users can choose "read it myself" "read to me" or (my favorite!) "sing to me." Incredibly, the app has the option to switch between 8 different...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool
Reviewed on 12/18/19

A word game for anyone old enough to spell (including adults!).  In this app, letters "march" across the screen and you must tap the last letter in the line that finishes a word.  For instance, if the letters "C-A-T-N" march across the screen, you can tap on the T to capture the word "CAT" or...

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Reviewed on 12/10/19

A book app about a boy who finds "a little piece of line" and picks it up.  The story follows the adventures of the boy and the line throughout his life and offers the readers opportunities to draw pictures with the line (or erase lines) at points in the story that move the story along.  The...

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Reviewed on 11/18/19

The original Hideout app was one of my first reviews for this site.  Amazingly, that app is still around and has had elements added to the original "treehouse" to make it even bigger.  Now, there's also another Hideout app...

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Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2

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