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Review: Princess Lila iPad app

Review of Princess Lila iPad app

Princess Lila offers ten activities for pre-schoolers in a fanciful and richly-illustrated setting. This app provides solid learning-entertainment for kids ages 3-5 with just a few minor hiccups. It can be tailored to different players by selecting different activities and difficulty levels for different player profiles.

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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: ABC Day iPhone App

ABC Day: Picky Kid Rating 3.1/5

Picky Kid Rating: 3.1 Another day, another ABC app — at least that’s how it feels for us sometimes! One thing that differentiates ABC Day is its undersea setting… You get to POP BUBBLES while the alphabet song is playing. Otherwise, there’s not much unique here, though it’s worth checking out if you don’t already […]

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Review: Interactive ABC iPad App

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Picky Kid Rating: 3.9 There are plenty of alphabet apps for toddlers available on the market, and Interactive ABC is one of the better of them. This app offers some unique features that others don’t — like multiplayer ability — but it’s not perfect (we are picky kids, after all), so the best app for […]

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Review: Adventurous Animals iPad app

Adventurous Animals iPad App

Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 If you are looking for a kids app that looks and feels different from the bulk of them on the market, Adventurous Animals fits that bill. But remember… different is not always good. This app, while fairly entertaining and somewhat educational, suffers from overall awkward user experience.

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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: 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: Interactive Alphabet iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 4.7 Pi’ikea Street’s Interactive Alphabet teaches kids letters and their sounds this fun, well-designed, and highly explorable app. This game is one of our favorites. When we first got it (July 2011), we had a few minor complaints… Most of these have been solved in subsequent releases (and we didn’t even say […]

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