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Carissa's App Picks for Kids

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Reviewed on 6/1/20

Would you like to see more people of color in your children's books? Diversity in the things we read benefits EVERYONE. ...

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Reviewed on 10/29/19

A charming sing-along (or read-along) app based on the song (and board book) "Skeletitos" with the catchy chorus, "tumba-laca, tumba-laca, tumba, tumba..."  It's a song about Dia de los Muertos, skeletons, and telling time and the illustrations (as well as the song) are full of beautiful Latinx...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool
Reviewed on 10/29/19

A news app specifically designed for kids.  Each day, 5 new articles are posted with topics ranging from human interest (it's right before Halloween as I'm writing this review and today's top story is about a candy maker) to world news (there's also an article about the presidential election in...

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Age group: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5
Reviewed on 10/29/19

Similar in format to Sago Mini Road Trip or Sago Mini Airplanes, in Trains players must first choose which train they want to use. Their chosen train appears on the next screen at one of six train stations that are around the track that runs through this game.  The track runs through several...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool
Reviewed on 10/29/19

A spooky, Halloween version of the Where is my Hat? app reviewed earlier on this site.  The hats are spookier, the costumes are costume-ier and there are spiders in their webs in the corners of this app, but other than that, it's pretty much the same as the original, but... it's free!  Once...

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Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2
Reviewed on 10/7/19

A classic favorite that apparently I've never reviewed for this site before, but perfect for October! This app is unique in the Sago Mini collection in that it's the only one that doesn't feature any of the main characters from the Sago Mini world.  In this app, players begin by pulling a blank...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool

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