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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 5/12/22

Got a kiddo who needs a little extra help speaking words? Sago Mini has worked with a team of speech-language pathologists to create this beautifully simple, kid-friendly speech therapy app. First, users will choose a general topic (e.g. animals, letter sounds, etc.) and within that category...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool
Reviewed on 5/12/22

Got a kiddo who needs a little extra help speaking words? Sago Mini has worked with a team of speech-language pathologists to create this beautifully simple, kid-friendly speech therapy app. First, users will choose a general topic (e.g. animals, letter sounds, etc.) and within that category...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool
Reviewed on 3/12/22

If you love Wordle and you think your child might enjoy it too, if it weren't for some of those really obscure vocabulary words.... try Spellie! Just like Wordle, Spellie isn't found in the app store, it's available for free, on the web and you can play whenever you'd like! Spellie has an easy (...

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Reviewed on 2/11/22

Daniel Tiger helps parents navigate challenging situations with kids, this app helps parents navigate the shows! Many thanks to the dad who told me about this app in a conversation at the library. If your family has watched Daniel Tiger and later wants to remember the song for a particular topic...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool
Reviewed on 10/23/21

A multiplayer strategy game with lots of options to customize preferences. In this game, players can choose what sort of garden they want to play in (a kitchen garden or a bed of tulips), how many players (1-4) and whether they are real people sharing this app with you or whether you want to...

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Age group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Reviewed on 10/23/21

An incredible exploration and playground of light and color for all ages! Tinybop (one of my favorite app developers) has come out with a new app and it's all about color and light, but explored in six different ways that were deeply engaging even for this adult reviewer. Mix colors, hunt for...

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