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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 8/12/22

By the same folks that brought us the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books, now you can listen to the stories through an app! Stories of women and girls from long ago or from right now, from artists and activists, to scientists and athletes, and from all over the world.... there's a wide...

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Reviewed on 2/6/21

A cooperative cooking game to play together with a group of people, each with their own screen! Combine ingredients on a plate as indicated on the "recipe" cards at the top of the screen. Once you've combined all of the ingredients, swipe the full order to the top of your screen to serve it. In...

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Reviewed on 2/6/21

In this app, explore 7 different animals (anaconda, macaw, spider monkey, jaguar, blue poison dart frog, electric eel and the pink Amazon River dolphin), both inside and out. For each animal, you can identify major body parts, then look at different layers (muscles, skeleton, digestive system (...

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Reviewed on 1/25/21

1. Minibombo apps by TIWI s.r.l. (Google Play & iOS, best for toddlers & preschoolers)

2. Pettson's Inventions by...

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Topics: Amazon, Google Play
Reviewed on 1/15/21

Welcome to the most complicated bakery ever!  Choose a pastry to make, then it goes into the "oven" where  players must move the pastry along a super long conveyor belt with ... complications. You might have  to press a button that bounces the pastry from one spot to the next or spin a wheel...

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Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2
Reviewed on 1/9/21

Minibombo's newest app is all about opposites. In this app, appropriate for even the youngest players, you first choose which animal you'd like to play with. Each animal then has a series of opposite options.  Players can choose whether the animal might be tall or short, for example, or far or...

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