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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 10/24/14

Singing is an important early literacy activity because it helps kids to hear the different syllables in words as they are sung.  This app reinforces that lesson with a physical motion for each syllable as the notes for the song, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" are played -- one note for each...

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Age group: Baby/toddler
Reviewed on 10/24/14

The Allen County Public Library created this excellent free app, full of helpful literacy-based information for families with young children in a fun, kid-friendly package.  The app includes librarian-recommended, themed booklists; a reading timer (useful if you need to track how many minutes or...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool
Reviewed on 10/10/14

What happens when the circus’s beloved ringmaster gets sick? Read this book with your child and then imagine together what might happen if you swapped roles with someone else for a day.  Who would you like to swap with? An original story, written especially for the app format.  This is a book...

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Age group: Preschool
Reviewed on 10/10/14

Scribbling is an important pre-writing skill.  This app gives simple drawing prompts that allow kids to try their scribbling skills on pre-illustrated scenes.  When they're done scribbling with their finger, they press the "GO!" button and their drawings come to life!  With a nice variety of pre...

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Age group: Preschool
Reviewed on 7/29/14

My child actually played this as a 2 year old, but it took a lot of adult assistance as he conquered the learning curve. I’ve put it in school age here because I’m guessing that’s closer to its intended audience. Use the gadgets and pieces in the sidebar to build an “invention” that will perform...

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Age group: Grades 3-5
Topics: Puzzles, STEM

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