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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: Minti Kids Fruits & Veggies iPad App

Review of Minti Kids Fruits & Veggies iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 2.3 Minti Kids Fruits & Veggies is an iPad game in which toddlers swipe to match parts of fruits or vegetables. When a match is made, a voiceover reinforces the name of the fruit or veggie and you move on to the next challenge. It’s a very simple concept — and although […]

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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: 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: 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: Lots2Spot iPad app

Lots2Spot iPad app

Picky Kid Rating: 4.2 Well, after a year of critiquing iPad apps for toddler and preschoolers, it’s time for a taste of our own medicine… That’s right, the Picky Kids have gotten involved with creating an app! Lots2Spot is an adorable “listen & find” game that helps build vocabulary, and teaches colors and counting up […]

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Review: Trucks and Things That Go iPad App

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Picky Kid Rating: 3.1 Trucks and Things that Go might be best described as peg-puzzles on steroids. If your toddler can’t get enough of vehicles and puzzles, they’re sure to love this app. The illustrations are great, but read our review before buying — there are some issues to consider before you commit to it.

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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: Stack ‘N Puzzles iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.6 Oh no! A tornado has blown through the town, making it a big mess. Your job in Stack ‘N Puzzles is to help an industrious beaver named Stack put everything back in its place. It’s essentially a drag ‘n drop puzzle, more sophisticated than most puzzle games aimed at toddlers, but […]

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Review: Eric Carle’s My Very First App iPhone App

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.7 Plenty of parents and children alike are fond of Eric Carle’s illustrations, known from classic books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Mixed Up Chameleon. And frankly, without such interesting artwork, we wouldn’t recommend (un-creatively named) Eric Carle’s My Very First App. 

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Review: Peek-a-Book Barn iPhone App

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Picky Kid Rating: 4.4 If it’s fair to label a new media title classic, I’m going to do that for Peek-a-Boo Barn. This was the first kid app we got for B when she was about seven months old, and it’s safe to say the folks crammed in with us on many a commercial flight […]

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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: Baby Play Face iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 1.7 I cringe when B opens Baby Play Face, which luckily is not often. I find the digital face to be creepy, and the voiceover annoyingly repetitive because it’s so limited. These things do not bother B as much, but she is frustrated that she can’t change the baby’s face by herself […]

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Review: Toddler Counting iPad app

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Picky Kid Rating: 2.4 Toddler Counting is a simple game where children tap on objects to count them. It is very easy to use; once a level (“easier” counts up to 10, “harder” up to 20) is selected, a voiceover prompts the child with “Count the motorcycles” or “How many tables?”. Objects are counted as […]

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