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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 6/17/19

If you liked any of the previos Thinkrolls apps, you'll love this one too!  In Thinkrolls, players must use logic to help a cute rolling character work their way through a vertical maze.  There's lots of logic involved (which step do I need to do first to make sure this works?) and lots of silly...

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Age group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
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
Reviewed on 10/24/14

Just like a real geoboard, but without the fear of getting snapped by a rubberband! Geoboard's simple, clean design is intuitive to use and easy to learn. In addition to creating the outline of shapes with the colored bands, the app has the added feature of being able to fill a shape with color...

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Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2
Topics: Concepts, Math

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