Review: Maya the Bee – Flower Party iPad app

Review of Maya the Bee - Flower Party iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 3.7 Maya the Bee – Flower Party is a richly illustrated app with six learning activities that appeal to toddlers and preschoolers. There’s a range in difficulty in activities, so expect to help younger kids with some of them. Also, don’t expect to ever get to the actual party — it seems […]

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Review: Bebops iPad App

Review of Bebops Create your own band iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 Bebops is a relatively kid-friendly iPad app that puts you in charge of your own large (up to nine piece) band. It’s a good way to experiment with different sounds, and since the different band-members play co-ordinated loops, it usually sounds halfway decent. Our main complaint with this app is that […]

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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: Piano Ball iPad App

Piano Ball iPad App - Picky Kid Rating: 2.2/5

Picky Kid Rating: 2.2 In Piano Ball, kids can attempt to play simple songs on a brightly colored keyboard-like device. The “Ball” in the app’s name refers to the way that you select songs and styles by spinning things that look like ping-pong balls, which is a fun and innovative way to navigate… a bright […]

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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: Toca Band iPad App

Toca Band iPad App - Picky Kid Ratnig: 3.2/5

Picky Kid Rating: 3.2 Toca Band is an entertaining music app where kids (or adults, but we’re guessing it’s mostly the former!) can experiment with sound by assembling a “band” of characters to play a song. Engaging characters keep it fun for kids, but parents beware — the song can get annoying, and it goes […]

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Review: Little Fox Music Box iPad App

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Picky Kid Rating: 4.2 Little Fox Music Box is a charming song and music app with gorgeous illustrations and a lot of interactivity. You can play music, sing along, or just explore the scenes. The app’s biggest drawback is that there are only three songs — it feels pretty limited.

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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: iPlay&Sing iPhone App

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Picky Kid Rating: 3.5 iPlay&Sing was among the first kids apps we got for the iPhone, and now, two years later, the Picky Kids are still playing it! This app is packed with activities, has few major flaws, and it’s free — without any in-app purchases even! — making it a very good value.

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Review: Zoo Train iPad App

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Picky Kid Rating: 3.8 Zoo Train is a collection of five activities illustrated with trains and animals — two major toddler-pleasing subjects! The content for each activity is somewhat limited, which means there’s a fair amount of repetition. But overall, the app is well designed and easy for kids to navigate themselves.

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