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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 5/20/19

Have you ever been on a nature walk and seen a plant or bug or fungi that you'd never seen before and thought, "I wonder what that is?" Good news!  There's now an app for that!  To be fair, there have been a number of apps over the years that have tried to offer similar functionality, but this...

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Reviewed on 5/30/18

The tenth app in their “explorer series,” this app gives users the opportunity to explore a coral reef. There’s plenty of opportunity for open-ended exploration in seven different areas (each featuring a different sea creature such as box jellyfish or seagrass).  Once kids have had a chance to...

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Reviewed on 5/30/18

Another high quality digital toy from one of my favorite small app companies, Yatatoy!  This latest offering invites users to mix music. Choose from a selection of beats, then choose some silly animals that each have their own unique sound and dance.  You can mix and match all of the sounds and...

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Reviewed on 5/30/18

Do you love animals?  Maybe you’d like a pet, but can’t have one?  Toca Life: Pets is a great app for playing with virtual animals. I recently read a quote that the best toys are “10% toy and 90% kid” and this is certainly...

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Age group: Preschool, Grades K-2

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