emotional/social awareness

Review: Moving Christmas iPad App

Review of Moving Christmas iPad App

Picky Kid Rating: 3.2 Moving Christmas is a wonderfully illustrated story about moving Santa’s workshop and village from the North Pole to the South Pole due to global warning. The environmental message is reinforced a couple of times, but is pretty much lost on preschoolers, who are much more interested in (of course!) Santa. We […]

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Review: The Tale of the Missing Acorns iPad App

Review of The Tale of the Missing Acorns iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 4.0 The Tale of the Missing Acorns is a richly illustrated interactive story with lots of learning activities built in. You can play the activities separately from the story as well, which gives this app lots of flexibility for different attention spans. This game is fairly advanced for the Pre-K crowd; we’ve […]

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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: Slibby the Snail, the Stolen Food iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.5 The Adventures of Slibby the Snail: The Stolen Food is an app that weaves lots of toddler-appropriate activities into a storyline in a book format. The activities are fairly good, but the story is so-so, so we’ll keep our eyes out for other apps that pull off this interesting format more […]

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Review: Teeny Tuca – Rooster’s Race iPad App

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.2 Teeny Tuca –┬áRooster’s Race is a book app about a small rooster (actually a baby, we think, since he wears a diaper) who overcomes his tiny size and [spoiler alert] wins a giant golden corncob at a local event to save his owners’ farm from foreclosure and the evil clutches of […]

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Review: Nora’s Crabby Day iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.5 Nora’s Crabby Day is a book app about… well, you’ve probably figured it out by the title! We bought this app because we’ve been discussing bad moods and other emotions with B lately. We were disappointed for a number of reasons: The story is better suited for older children (B is […]

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Review: Peek-a-Zoo iPad App

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 We’ve been talking about emotions with B a lot lately, and we got Peek-a-Zoo because the description in the app store said it would help practice identifying things like “angry,” “surprised,” and “crying”. This, it does. You’re also asked to identify things like “Who is trying to hide?”, “Who is wagging […]

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