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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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View videos of Carissa's Top Five Picks for Apps in various categories.

Featured App

Reviewed on 7/31/23

With all of the hype about the recent Barbie movie, why not try out a Barbie coloring app?  In the free version of this app, users can color a limited number of Barbie illustrations (including a Barbie with an artificial leg and vitiligo). There's a wide variety of colors, tints and shades as...

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Reviewed on 6/17/20

Outdoor photo, counting and scavenger hunt challenges to spark exploration! This app (inspired by the PBS Kids show, Plum Landing) gives players a "mission of the day" to complete. Missions include photo challenges (e.g. "take a picture of light coming through leaves") or a counting challenge (e...

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Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2
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 5/2/20

If you've been following my reviews for any amount of time, you know that I'm a big fan of the Sago Mini apps because they feature open-ended play and are perfectly suited to younger users but still entertaining enough to attract older kids as well.  I was a little concerned when they unveiled...

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