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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 5/20/19

Have you ever been on a nature walk and seen a plant or bug or fungi that you'd never seen before and thought, "I wonder what that is?" Good news!  There's now an app for that!  To be fair, there have been a number of apps over the years that have tried to offer similar functionality, but this...

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Reviewed on 1/12/19

Visit a virtual zoo with Sago Mini!  In this app, users can explore different areas of the zoo (bamboo forest, jungle, arctic, gift shop, vet's office, zookeeper's shed), picking up the animals and taking them to different areas, trying hats on them from the gift shop, buying drinks from the...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool
Reviewed on 12/17/18

Become a sushi chef with digital toy maker, Toca Boca! In this app, players choose which foods they want to incorporate into their sushi -- some expected ingredients like fish, other oddball ingredients like candy canes. Next, they choose which kitchen tools they want to use -- knife, frying pan...

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Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2
Reviewed on 12/17/18

A point-and-click adventure game for older players. Robert is a wind monk's apprentice who finds himself on an adventure. Players help guide him through the adventure, tapping where they want him to walk or tapping on objects or characters they want him to interact with. There are lots of clues...

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Reviewed on 12/17/18

In this surreal game, you ARE the hole. Donut County has a hole problem. Large holes keep opening up all over the place and everything (I mean EVERYTHING) is getting swallowed up. In this app for older users (at least old enough to read fluently as the app has a lot of text and no narrator...

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Reviewed on 12/17/18

Do you love all of the different puzzles in Highlights Magazine? This might be just the right app for you! Includes Hidden Pictures, Match Maker, Picture Mix-ups, Mazes, and Look & Look Again puzzles. The app walks users through a tutorial the first time they open each type of puzzle, but...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool

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