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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 4/23/19

Have you ever wondered how hot you'd have to melt gold to get it to evaporate?  Or whether you can freeze helium? Play around with liquids, solids and gasses at different temperatures and in different containers (a jar with a lid, a bear-shaped container, a colander -- all have different...

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Reviewed on 4/15/19

This app, based on an Italian children's book, features the adventures of two cats -- one big and one little! They're on a journey and along the way they encounter obstacles big and small.  Choose the cat that you think will best be able to conquer each obstacle. You might be surprised! This...

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Age group: Preschool
Reviewed on 4/15/19

In this app, based on an Italian picture book, a group of animal friends tries to have a picnic, but keeps getting interrupted by a hungry wolf! Help them escape from the wolf by drawing a line through a maze to get them to a new picnic spot to try out! There are multiple paths and multiple...

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Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2
Reviewed on 3/23/19

Balance as many animals as you can in the boat -- or just let them swim in the ocean. Cute illustrations, open-ended play and a free price point are the high points of this app.  If you're really focused on balancing animals in the boat, you might find it frustratingly challenging as these...

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Age group: Baby/toddler, Preschool
Reviewed on 3/23/19

Billed as "playable TV" this app has a unique feel. Watch as genius inventor Billie explains to her animated avocado friend, Avo, her latest creations, then she often tells Avo of some objects she needs.  Players then can draw a line on the screen wherever they'd like Avo to walk.  As he walks...

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Age group: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8
Topics: Science, Stories

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