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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 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