Review: Happy Draw Bug iPad App

Review of Happy Draw Bug iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 Happy Draw Bug is an iPad app that helps kids draw objects and trace letters and symbols by following a little worm-like bug with their finger. It’s good for young kids who don’t feel they can draw, but want the experience of creating pictures themselves. It’s not particularly sophisticated, but not […]

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Review: Jungle Adventure iPad App

Review of Jungle Adventure iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 3.0 Jungle Adventure is a colorfully illustrated iPad app with two toddler-friendly activities. In the Jungle Adventure game, you listen and find animals in colorful scenes while also practicing counting. In the Jungle Puzzle game, you can put together simple puzzles. We love the illustrations, but… well, you know the Picky Kids, […]

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Review: Who Stole The Moon? iPad App

Review of Who Stole the Moon? iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 3.1 Who Stole the Moon is a calm and beautifully illustrated storybook and activity app where our protagonist, a boy named Bertie, tries to find out (you guessed it) who stole the moon when it’s no longer visible through his skylight. The app includes a story, four games/activities, and eight different songs. […]

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Review: StoryBots Tap & Sing iPad App

Review of StoryBots Tap&Sing iPad App

Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 In StoryBots Tap & Sing, you can make music and play songs with sixteen adorable robots. This is a simple game, but it’s well-done, especially the animations of the robots — they have a ton of personality! The free version is somewhat limited with only three songs, there’s a subscription option […]

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Review: Tiny Hands Sorting II iPad App

Review of Tiny Hands Sorting II iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 3.9 Tiny Hands Sorting II is a wonderfully illustrated sorting game for toddlers that introduces relatively complex categorization concepts (it’s more than just color and size). The basic (free) version is limited to just a few levels, and you’ll definitely want to unlock them all, which you can do with an in-app […]

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Review: Loopy Lost His Lettuce iPad App

Review of Loopy Lost his Lettuce iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.1 If you’ve been following the Picky Kids for a while, you’ll know we enjoy kids apps that look unique. (We can only handle so many cartoony and primary colored graphics!) Loopy Lost his Lettuce certainly fits that category; the crocheted artwork and the promise of an interactive story were what drew […]

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Review: Leo’s Pad iPad App

Review of Leo's Pad iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 4.4 Leo’s Pad is an ambitious project that presents a ton of learning activities in interactive video-like animations on the iPad. The videos are formatted almost like TV shows, and are called (quite appropriately) “Appisodes.” We tested Appisodes 1 and 2, and the preview for Appisode 3. They’re quite well done — […]

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App Review Roundup 6

Kids App Review Roundup 6

Here it is — Our sixth kids app review roundup! After every ten (or so) apps we review, we publish our roundup showing how they stack up based on our ratings. Lots of ties this time! Enjoy…

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Review: Highlights Hidden Pictures iPad App

Review of Highlights Hidden Pictures iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.2 For some reason, it’s always way more fun looking for things in games than in real life! Highlights Hidden Pictures is a kid-friendly hidden object game for the iPad. There are lots of things to find (and eighteen puzzles included with the base price!) but challenges with the interface may leave […]

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Review: Dr. Panda’s Veggie Garden iPad App

Dr. Panda's Veggie Garden iPad app review

Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 Summer is almost here, and we have gardening on our minds! So to prepare the Picky Kids for gardening in our tiny urban plot, we picked up Dr. Panda’s Veggie Garden for the iPad to help us get in the spirit. In this app, kids can help grow and harvest different […]

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Review: Sharing with Duckie Deck iPad App

Review of Sharing with Duckie Deck iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 4.2 Sharing with Duckie Deck is a wonderfully illustrated app loosely focused on teaching kids the importance of sharing. There are six different activities (some more focused on sharing than others) that are great for ages 2-4, some super cute characters, and best of all, this game is currently FREE. (Not anymore, […]

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Review: iDollhouse iPad App

iDollhouse iPad App

Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 Wow… just wow. iDollhouse is a valiant attempt at turning the iPad into a dollhouse. There are a HUGE amount of interactions in this game, which is both its strong point, and one of its weak ones… because they don’t all work perfectly. The biggest drawback though, is that this app […]

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Review: Ladybug Number Count iPad App

Ladybug Number Count iPad App

Picky Kid Rating: 3.5 Ladybug Number Count is our new favorite counting game for kids ages 2 and under. We love the photography, and the playful way the the ladybugs “hide” (just barely) makes them irresistible for young toddlers. The downside is that this feels like a “baby game”, so older kids (ahem, three and […]

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Review: You and Me: We’re Opposites iPad App

You and Me: We're Opposites iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 In You and Me: We’re Opposites, young kids can learn fourteen different pairs of opposite words by listening to an interactive book, watching a music video, and playing a simple game. The opposites are illustrated by brightly colored animals, and while this simple app has some weak points, it also has […]

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Review: Dino Park Math iPad App

Dino Park Math iPad app - Picky Kid Rating 2.5/5

Picky Kid Rating: 2.5 In Dino Park Math, kids can help a young paleontologist open a new dinosaur exhibit by solving math problems. It’s a conceptual stretch, but it just might motivate elementary school aged dinophiles (is that a word?) to practice addition and subtraction. The math problems are too difficult for pre-K kids, but […]

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