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Review: Princess Lila iPad app

Review of Princess Lila iPad app

Princess Lila offers ten activities for pre-schoolers in a fanciful and richly-illustrated setting. This app provides solid learning-entertainment for kids ages 3-5 with just a few minor hiccups. It can be tailored to different players by selecting different activities and difficulty levels for different player profiles.

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Review: Happy Geese iPad App

Review of Happy Geese iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 We’re back! We’ve just returned from a well-deserved technology break (aka a camping vacation). That meant lots of family time and interaction, so it’s fitting that we’re reviewing a multiplayer family game today. Happy Geese is an iPad app based on two childrens’ board games, The Game of the Goose and […]

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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: 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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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: Monkey Math School Sunshine iPad App

Review: Monkey Math School Sunshine iPad app - Picky Kid Rating: 3.8/5

Picky Kid Rating: 3.8 In Monkey Math School Sunshine, preschoolers can learn math concepts at the beach with an energetic monkey. We love the activities and concepts presented in this game, and it’s been a popular one in our house. It’s great she’s learning math, but we get a bit tired of the choppy and […]

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Review: Preschool Fun iPad App

Review: Preschool Fun iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.0 We try to purchase apps that we think will be good ones — that’s why you see generally positive (though, we admit, picky!) feedback in our reviews. Unfortunately, in the case of Preschool Fun, we failed. Preschool Fun has lots of learning activities that would be good for preschoolers, but it’s […]

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Review: 1-2-3 Trains iPad App

123 Trains iPad app - Picky Kid Rating 2.5/5

Picky Kid Rating: 2.5 1-2-3 Trains is yet another toddler counting app. We were attracted to this one from the description: “Interactive & freely movable trains unseen in other kids train apps!” Well, it’s true, but this app left us a little disappointed because of its limited playability and a few fairly major usability issues. […]

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Review: Lots2Spot iPad app

Lots2Spot iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 4.2 Well, after a year of critiquing iPad apps for toddler and preschoolers, it’s time for a taste of our own medicine… That’s right, the Picky Kids have gotten involved with creating an app! Lots2Spot is an adorable “listen & find” game that helps build vocabulary, and teaches colors and counting up […]

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Review: Tally Tots iPad App

Tally Tots iPad app - Picky Kid rating 4.4/5

Picky Kid Rating: 4.4 If you’ve been following the Picky Kids for a bit, you’ll know that we’ve been searching for the perfect counting app. Tally Tots is darned near there! It’s interactive and engaging, and really well done. Of course, we have a picky reputation to uphold, so we’ve found some minor things to quibble […]

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Review: Farm 123 iPad App

Farm 1-2-3 iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 4.2 Farm 123 teaches kids to count to ten and sort animals in a highly engaging app styled like a pop-up board book. Don’t let our list of minor issues below deter you… This is currently one of our favorite games for 2- to 3- year olds… And we’re simply living up […]

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Review: Adventurous Animals iPad app

Adventurous Animals iPad App

Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 If you are looking for a kids app that looks and feels different from the bulk of them on the market, Adventurous Animals fits that bill. But remember… different is not always good. This app, while fairly entertaining and somewhat educational, suffers from overall awkward user experience.

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Review: Counting Caterpillar iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 Our search for a really great toddler counting app continues… While Counting Caterpillar has some things going for it (a faster pace than Counting Bees, better design than Toddler Counting, and more advanced than both), it still isn’t perfect. Sigh. I guess that’s what we get for being picky kids.

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Review: Dr. Panda, Teach Me! iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 3.9 [9/22/2012: This app scored a 3.7 when this review was written. The rating was changed because several issues mentioned below have been solved by updates. See comments for details.] Dr. Panda, Teach Me! is a collection of ten (or eleven, if you count exploring the animal scene) activities for toddlers. Kids […]

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Review: Alien Buddies iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 4.3 Alien Buddies offers four edu-taining activities for pre-K kids played out by cute alien characters. Almost all the activities have a range of difficulty levels, giving this app relatively wide age-range appeal. The downside is that so many level options are difficult for younger children to navigate, so this app is […]

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