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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 9/16/19

Little Kitten is back for more adventures, this time in school! Try out a number of mini-games with Little Kitten and his friends, including matching games, counting games, sorting games, and more. While I have some reservations about the actual content of some of these games (there's a "...

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Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2
Reviewed on 9/16/19

Sesame Street videos in Spanish!  Are you looking for Spanish content for your child?  Whether they are learning Spanish or Spanish is their primary language, listening to the Sesame Street videos in Spanish is a great way to get more Spanish language content into your home. A sampling of videos...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool
Topics: Characters, Spanish
Reviewed on 9/16/19

Do you love Mad Libs stories? Here's a new twist!  With Yak Libs kids can choose a story, fill in their own words or let the random word generator choose words, and then either read the story out loud themselves (or perhaps more hilariously) have the automated voice (think: Siri or Alexa) read...

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Age group: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Reviewed on 8/22/19

A totally free game to download and play from the New York Hall of Science.  In this app, you explore a Minecraft-like world (the land and water are made of squares), seeking seeds and new creatures to add to your "pack." Each creature has a unique skill and over the course of the game you learn...

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Reviewed on 8/5/19

Although Sago Mini already had an app called "Planes," this newest app in their collection focuses on a different part of the air travel experience -- not the flight itself, but the airport experience.  When kids fly for the first time, they may have lots of questions about airports.  Why do you...

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