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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: Tizzy Driving Adventure iPad App

Review of Tizzy Driving Adventure iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.5 In Tizzy Driving Adventure, kids can get behind the wheel of a virtual car (with camping trailer attached) and take a little “road trip” through eight different toddler-friendly activities. We like the illustrations and focus on the outdoors, but “driving” has some challenges for three-year-olds, even when they can reach all […]

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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: Toca House iPad App

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Picky Kid Rating: 4.0 We’ve heard rave reviews of Toca Boca’s apps for kids, and so when Toca House came out, we decided to give it a go! What better way to teach kids about doing chores around the house, right? Well, to be honest, this app is more entertaining than educational, and no substitute […]

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Review: Tizzy Seasons iPad App

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Picky Kid Rating: 4.3 Tizzy Seasons is a delightful app themed around seasons of the year with lots for preschool kids to explore. There is a lot to love about this app — like rich illustrations, its focus on the outdoors, and variety of activities! But of course the picky kids always find something to […]

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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: 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: Bo’s Bedtime Story iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 Parents with toddlers will appreciate the bed-time routine aspects of Bo’s Bedtime Story. In this game, kids help Bo the giraffe pick up toys, put laundry away, take a bath, brush teeth, etc. Unfortunately, the game has several issues that keep us looking for a better one. (Will keep you posted, […]

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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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