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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 10/30/14

Also Toca Birthday Party and Toca Store.  I love these because you can put your device on the ground (or a table) between 2-3 players and actually interact with each other in almost the same...

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Age group: Preschool
Reviewed on 10/30/14

An alien family has crash landed on earth and they need your help to fix their ship!  Help re-train their ship's computer by taking pictures of things like "something you sit on" or "Something you use when it rains" or even just "a doorknob!" Once you've taken four pictures in your treasure hunt...

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Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2
Reviewed on 10/30/14

This app features three songs (Old MacDonald, London Bridge and Evening Song).  For each song, you can either listen to the recorded voices singing OR record yourself or your child singing the song OR choose the "Karaoke" option on the main page and just listen to the instrumental version. While...

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Age group: Preschool
Reviewed on 10/30/14

Parents old enough to remember old-school Electric Company will find something very familiar about this app.  It's got a great catchy tune and fun graphics that give kids a chance to learn about letter blends.  Choose one of the two-letter blends on the first page, learn four words that use that...

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Age group: Preschool
Reviewed on 10/30/14

A free app, but you have to pay to make new recordings. Luckily, I’ve made over 50 recordings, available to you for free here! This is like having a portable storytime in your pocket and is especially fun for far-away family to record...

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Age group: Preschool

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