Presidents vs. Aliens by Dan Russell-Pinson

How many of us know all the presidents? This app is highly entertaining and at the same educational. The concept is simple. By answering questions about the presidents, you receive presidents that then you fling to knock down aliens. Clearing a board gives you presidents that you can save to open up mini-games (I couldn't... Continue Reading →

Dictionary.com by Dictionary.com, LLC

Available from the Apple App Store (version reviewed), Play, and Amazon. This $2.99 version of this dictionary is all the dictionary you might need. Like any good dictionary, it provides  a detail definition of the word, idioms, origin and even sample sentences. Although I have not reviewed any other dictionary app, two features really stand out. The first one... Continue Reading →

Feel Electric! by Sesame Street

As a child, I grew up loving the The Electric Company. I was very excited to find this app for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The app has many funny video shorts to guide you through the various activities. When it first launches it ask you what your mood is, there... Continue Reading →

Toontastic By Launchpad Toys

Using a simplified story arc you set up a scene, the app guides your children through the creation of an animated story. You build the stories using scene, characters, music and your children recorded voices and sounds. Some scene are pre-made, others you can buy, and you can even draw your own. So far the... Continue Reading →

Scribblenauts Remix

Immersed in virtual world you create objects to solve puzzles: need a rope to get a star, type the word rope and it appears. As the level progress, the objects you need to type and the puzzles get harder and harder. It was a great game on the Nintendo DS, and it made the transition... Continue Reading →

Minecraft – Pocket Edition

In creative mode you can build anything you want out of blocks. In survival mode there are animals, zombies, and mummies and you try to survive. You can build anything you want, there is no limit. You can go into the same world as other people and build with them. I wish that you could... Continue Reading →

Pet Shop Story

Build a pet store, vist other people's pet stores, and create your own breeds. From the amount of time that the kids spend on the app, I suspect it is fairly addictive. Better than average graphics and cute sounds. Requires internet access, sends notification of things that are happening in your store, and tries to... Continue Reading →

Stack the States

States drop from top of screen, and the player is prompted to touch the correct state. Doing it correctly enough times clears the board and you are awarded a particular state. The awarded state is displayed on the USA map. Even as an adult I enjoy the game. Great sound effects, graphics, and addictive elements make it... Continue Reading →

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