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Review: Phonics Munch – Letterstone Park iPad App

Review of Phonics Munch - Letterstone Park iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 3.9 In Phonics Munch, you get to take care of Chomper, a little bear who likes to eat letters and rhyming objects. This is a fun game to help kids learn their letter sounds, and it’s cute to boot! It’s hard to navigate, especially if you can’t read, but most preschoolers can […]

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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: 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: Jungle Picnic iPad App

Jungle Picnic iPad app - Picky Kid Rating: 3.8/5

Picky Kid Rating: 3.8 In Jungle Picnic, kids learn “proto-math” concepts in three engaging activities starring exotic animals. (Never mind that zebras and giraffes don’t normally live in jungles.) One of the reasons we downloaded this app was that it advertised activities embedded into an “engaging narrative.”  As it turns out, the activities are so […]

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Review: The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf iPad App

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 You probably already know the drill… Pigs build shoddy houses, wolf comes and blows them in… Yep, all except for the brick one. That’s the basic gist, and there are lots of variations on the story. Luckily (for young kids at least), this Three Little Pigs storybook app recounts one 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: INKids Flashcards iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.7 If we gave an award for Most Improved (maybe we will someday), INKids Flashcards would be a contender. When we first got this app (fall 2011), it was riddled with problems: a cluttered home screen;  a “home” button much too close to settings (and too small); a bug where kids could potentially […]

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Review: Once Upon A Potty iPad App

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Picky Kid Rating: 3.1 Many parents of 2- and 3-year-olds will understand why we have a story about potty training in our app collection. We hope there’s a better one out there than Once Upon a Potty. While this book app has a refreshing cut-paper illustration style (the picky kids get tired of cartoon-style art) […]

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Review: A Present For Milo iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 3.6 A Present for Milo is a book app with an adorable story, great design and a ton of interactivity… maybe even too much. The picky kids LOVE the illustrations, animations and sound effects, in particular the giggly mice, baby bird and flying saucer. The story culminates in a toddler’s favorite event […]

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