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Review: Gaudi Bruno iPad App

Review of Gaudi Bruno iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.3 Gaudi Bruno is a storybook app about a little brown bear who lives in the mountains in Italy. He is just starting school and learns lots from his animal friends, including how to ignore his parents’ preconceived notions of certain species. The illustrations are cute, but the story is short and […]

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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: 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: 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: 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 Adventure iPad App

Review of Jungle Adventure iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 3.0 Jungle Adventure is a colorfully illustrated iPad app with two toddler-friendly activities. In the Jungle Adventure game, you listen and find animals in colorful scenes while also practicing counting. In the Jungle Puzzle game, you can put together simple puzzles. We love the illustrations, but… well, you know the Picky Kids, […]

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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: 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: Dr. Panda’s Veggie Garden iPad App

Dr. Panda's Veggie Garden iPad app review

Picky Kid Rating: 2.9 Summer is almost here, and we have gardening on our minds! So to prepare the Picky Kids for gardening in our tiny urban plot, we picked up Dr. Panda’s Veggie Garden for the iPad to help us get in the spirit. In this app, kids can help grow and harvest different […]

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Review: Dino Park Math iPad App

Dino Park Math iPad app - Picky Kid Rating 2.5/5

Picky Kid Rating: 2.5 In Dino Park Math, kids can help a young paleontologist open a new dinosaur exhibit by solving math problems. It’s a conceptual stretch, but it just might motivate elementary school aged dinophiles (is that a word?) to practice addition and subtraction. The math problems are too difficult for pre-K kids, but […]

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Review: Little Genius iPad App

Little Genius iPad app: Picky Kid Rating: 3.3/5

Picky Kid Rating: 3.3 Little Genius combines four pre-school friendly activities in a game that gets progressively harder. Kids must complete each activity in a level before they can move on. This style of progressive play makes the app different than a lot of other kids apps that offer similar activities… and can prove frustrating […]

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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: Identikat iPad App

Identikat iPad App - Picky Kid Rating 3.8/5

Picky Kid Rating: 3.8 If you’ve been following the Picky Kids for a bit, you’ll know we like to find apps that stand out from the crowd. Identikat definitely falls into that category, visually at least. This is a beautiful creativity and memory-development game/activity with a rich textural look and feel. Solve puzzles and create […]

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Review: Tally Tots iPad App

Tally Tots iPad app - Picky Kid rating 4.4/5

Picky Kid Rating: 4.4 If you’ve been following the Picky Kids for a bit, you’ll know that we’ve been searching for the perfect counting app. Tally Tots is darned near there!┬áIt’s interactive and engaging, and really well done. Of course, we have a picky reputation to uphold, so we’ve found some minor things to quibble […]

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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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