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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 8/12/22

By the same folks that brought us the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls books, now you can listen to the stories through an app! Stories of women and girls from long ago or from right now, from artists and activists, to scientists and athletes, and from all over the world.... there's a wide...

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Reviewed on 9/24/20

An engaging way to explore the universe and get a sense for the relative size of things. Simply by swiping left or right, the user zooms in towards the tiniest thing in the universe and zooms out to see... the whole observable universe. Each of the items can be clicked on to learn a little more...

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Reviewed on 9/17/20

Build whatever you want to build in this lunar landscape! There are blocks of bricks, metal, slime, even blocks that aren't "blocks" (like legs, tiny Martians, signs and flags and more). Most things can be stacked on other things to make wacky structures or make a very proper and matching...

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Topics: Google Play
Reviewed on 9/16/20

A delightful, if sometimes creepy adventure game, featuring 5 little botanical friends who scurry around a tree, solving puzzles in their quest to save their tree from parasites. This game has some challenging spots (I'll admit to looking for walkthrough cheats when I got stuck a few times), but...

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Reviewed on 9/9/20

This app is based on a story of two friends (a person named Lassa and a pink rabbit) going shopping. In one segment of the app, you can read the story (there are no recorded narration options, so you'll have to read this one yourself), but there are four other segments!  One is just like the...

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Reviewed on 8/22/20

In this game, a spaceship crashes on earth and all of the passengers on the ship are scattered into the surrounding areas. One creature, Morphy, remains in the ship and he must go out and locate and return all of his shipmates. Luckily, he has the unique ability to adapt to his surroundings by...

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Age group: Grades 3-5