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Review: Shiny Party iPad App

Review of Shiny Party iPad App

Picky Kid Rating: 3.9 In Shiny Party, your goal is to help a monkey and zebra prepare a surprise party for their giraffe friend. As you help them, you’ll learn about colors and shapes. There are two ways to play: Story Mode or Game Mode. You’ll find a few extra surprises along the way in […]

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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: 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: Magic Sorter iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 3.4 If you don’t yet have a simple puzzle game in your two-year-old’s app collection, Magic Sorter is a good candidate. We were initially disappointed with this app because, given its name, we were expecting… well… a sorter! Which it’s not. But for a toddler puzzle and matching game, it has merit.

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Review: Robot Puzzle Factory iPad App

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.3 We tried Robot Puzzle Factory because we were looking for some more challenging spatial puzzle games for an almost 3-year-old, and because the description said that the robots animate when completed — that sounds fun! We came away disappointed, but if you need a five- to ten-minute time-killer for your kid, […]

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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: 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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Review: Fish School iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 4.0 We have a few other games by Duck Duck Moose (yet to be reviewed) and Fish School is by far our favorite. Fish School is a collection of activities perfect for toddlers acted out by cute and friendly fish. It’s easy on parents’ eyes and ears and can easily be played […]

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