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This beautifully illustrated app for middle school students helps kids navigate the common issues of growing up and dealing with other kids and yourself. Issues include self esteem, teasing, bullying, peer pressure, stress and insecurity. It’s just a wonderful app with a style and tone that will appeal to tweens, teens and parents.

Go Car Go App By Caravan Interactive, Inc Go Car Go is a great app because it’s fun, challenging game where you build your a car to make it over an obstacle course. I must admit it took me a while to appreciate this app. The graphics are simple and the idea seemed basic – …

Undoda app by Undoda Multimind Games Undoda is a best app for kids because the story is excellent, the graphics are amazing and they’ve thrown in a couple of games for good measure. The Undoda app follows the adventures of an unlikely hero, a chinchilla. This eBook challenges children with more complex words and storytelling, …

view in App Store The app teaches numbers 0 – 9. Each number is beautifully illustrated with enough animation to be fun, but not distracting. Touch Tam and she’ll do a counting activity with you, touch Tao and trace the number then practice yourself. This app gets an easy 5. It’s perfect for what it …

Christmas is the time when families gather together – and kids go crazy over toys. But what about the run up to Christmas? There are letters to Santa to write, seasons greetings – and a whole bunch or apps to get the kids excited. Here are just some of them… Also, check out our Christmas …

This ebook is one of the most delightful books for young kids available on the iPhone / iPad / iPod as an app. One Rainy Day is a cute little story about a duck who loves the rain. The book is simple and gentle – and I would recommend it for babies old enough to engage in any book – digital or not.

Drawing Pad is by far one of the best drawing apps for kids. It’s simple to use, but not too childish in the design. As a designer, I just love the layout of the app – and if it had a bit more functionality (brush size, color picker, layers etc) would use it myself.

I had thought that I was over the whole potty training phase, unfortunately a little potty training regression has changed that. Luckily this means I have decided to review some potty training apps. Like most apps I review I started off by checking out potty training apps in the App Store. Obviously, there are many …