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Carissa's App Picks for Kids

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Reviewed on 6/1/20

Would you like to see more people of color in your children's books? Diversity in the things we read benefits EVERYONE. ...

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Reviewed on 4/20/20

Dress up Baby Harvey, Baby Robin, Baby Jinja and Baby Jack in this classic Sago Mini app. Choose an outfit and accessories and watch each baby's reaction.  Do they love it or hate it?  Will you make them wear it even if they make a sour face? Dress up each baby differently or all the same, then...

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Age group: Baby/toddler
Reviewed on 3/24/20

Follow PBS character, Molly of Denali, an Alaskan Native, as she explores her fictional community, Qyah, introducing users to her culture through harvesting natural resources ("we only take what we need!"), beading activities, dog sledding and more! Navigate through the town using arrows and...

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Age group: Grades K-2
Reviewed on 3/24/20

A short and enigmatic little app with beautiful artwork.  In this (basically) wordless app, users first encounter a ball dangling from a thread in the middle of the string.  Tapping and swiping on the ball bring results that seem realistic, but what's the point?  Keep playing with this app,...

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Age group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Reviewed on 3/24/20

Sema, a character created by Kukua (a company from Nairobi) now has a whole collection of apps teaching basic skills. In Sema Trace, users trace letters with their finger and are rewarded with Sema telling them about an object that begins with that letter that she has "taken a photo of". 

Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2

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