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Carissa's App Picks for Kids

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
Reviewed on 7/29/14

A wordless game that invites you to explore this tiny world together, solving puzzles, collecting missing pieces and unlocking new areas to discover.  Utterly delightful and an excellent multi-generational activity. Reminiscent of Myst, but without the sense of foreboding. Available on both the...

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Age group: Grades 3-5

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