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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

Endless Alphabet has developed a sequel that is (if possible) even better than the first.  Or at least an excellent successor.  Endless Reader incorporates both spelling simple words (letter-by-letter) and then building sight-word skills by reconstructing a sentence that the wacky monsters have...

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

Recommended with reservations. This app has a great concept and it is free and it could be used very well, but I’d recommend only using this one only with the help of an adult because it has MANY attempts to link to Facebook and MANY in-app purchase opportunities. That being said, the ability to...

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Age group: Baby/toddler
Reviewed on 10/30/14

Hilarious little animations surprise and delight both you and your baby as you explore this app together.  Swipe up, down, left and right or tap the screen to see the different reactions.  A great way to reinforce cause and effect with no time limits, no plot, just simple fun....

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Age group: Baby/toddler
Reviewed on 10/30/14

A unique app from the creators of Sesame Street.  This app suggests "real-life" games for you to play with your child.  It starts by asking a few simple questions (where you are (kitchen? bathroom? a restaurant?), how many kids are playing and what common household materials you might have close...

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Age group: Baby/toddler
Reviewed on 10/30/14

Beautifully simple design by a highly respected app-developer. This one is actually REALLY easy to use (even babies just tapping randomly on the screen will produce delightful results) but also interesting enough to engage adults (depending on where you tap the screen, the pitches may be higher...

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Age group: Baby/toddler

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