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Carissa's App Picks for Kids

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Reviewed on 6/17/20

Outdoor photo, counting and scavenger hunt challenges to spark exploration! This app (inspired by the PBS Kids show, Plum Landing) gives players a "mission of the day" to complete. Missions include photo challenges (e.g. "take a picture of light coming through leaves") or a counting challenge (e...

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

Great open-ended gameplay!  You choose the food to feed your monster, then choose from five different ways to prep the food (and it actually visually changes depending on how you cook it.  Except for boiling.  That doesn’t turn the broccoli brown or anything), then feed it to your monster and...

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Age group: Preschool
Topics: Favorites
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

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

If you don’t know this app already and if you DO know a child, go get this immediately. It teaches letter names, letter sounds, spelling and vocabulary words with the most charming and hilarious monster illustrations and animations. I especially love that the vocabulary words they choose to...

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Age group: Preschool

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