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Matching is the name of the game in the Odd 1 Out iPad app. This colorful game combines decision making skills, learning colors, shapes and more in an app appropriate for users ages 4 to 6.

Sometimes I think I should rename this blog, Apps I Like and My Kids Might Like Too, because I love this app and found myself playing with it more than just reviewing it. Each page in the app contains elements of a pirate themed picture. You draw in the details and watch as the story …

StoryBox is a high quality adaptation of the popular Parent’s Choice Gold Award winning children’s magazine StoryBox. Your child will watch stories, puzzles and activities come to life with audio and animation.

Buzzle is a puzzle type game for toddlers to preschoolers that helps develop shape recognition and pattern matching. There are 10 themes included: farm, beach, birthday, travel, etc. with fun sounds to match.

Hide Run Growl is an adorable app about a tiger cub who decides to help his injured mum by going hunting for dinner. Told in rhyme, the app follows the cub as he meets different animals along the way.

Congratulations to the following kids apps for receiving a gold from Parents’ Choice Awards for apps. Parents’ Choice was founded in 1978 and for the last 30 years has been an impartial guide to childrens’ media. I am impressed that they incorporated kids apps into their portfolio, as this shows a commitment to embracing new …

Fluke is similar to traditional board games like Sorry and Ludo, but brings a fun digital twist with different styled boards and up to 6 players. It is also OpenFeint enabled, so you can play online too.

++ update ++ we changed our rating from 4 to 4.5 after watching seeing how this app grew on our children. Not a standard math app, but great. Grow Your Garden HD takes a holistic approach to learning early math concepts such as addition and subtraction side-by-side in real world type settings. At first, this …

Licking letters is a fun way for kids learning to spell in this game-style app with plenty of incentives to keep playing and spelling. There are many spelling apps available, but if your child isn’t interested in more educational apps, this game styled app could do the trick. With arcade-style graphics, music and games – …

Discover Your Body is a fantastic way of teaching kids about the human body in a fun, hands-on, but educational way. There are 3 modes in the app; Explore, Assemble and Color. Explore shows and tells you all about different parts of the body with “touch to hear” narration and descriptive text which is clear …

Another fantastic app from Tribal Nova, we recently reviewed iLearn With Poko: Weather. This time we are learn about jungle animals. There are 3 levels, each one gets slightly more complicated as there are additional steps to identify then eliminate animals. Level 1 is all about the animals appearance, in level 2 we learn about …

In the free version, you get 2 coloring pages to use with the option to purchase the full set of 10 pages for $1.99. I really loved the coloring pages, but I would like to see more for $1.99. This is a case where it’s quality of quantity; the illustration are just adorable. The coloring …

The app teaches number recognition, counting, and lowest and highest numbers through a series interactive activities and music. The app includes audio instructions which is perfect for this age, since preschool kids tend to be prereaders too.

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.

    [tabtext]Our Review[/tabtext] [tabtext]Description[/tabtext] Find them all is an absolutely adorable free game for toddlers and preschoolers, although older children might just find themselves playing with it too. The Find Them All: Farm Animals app works on different levels because you find animals, both visually and audibly – the closer you get to the …

  [tabtext]Our Review[/tabtext] [tabtext]Description[/tabtext] Doodle Grub is a fun little app based on the classic snake game. The backgrounds are fun, the characters are charming, and it’s simple to play. Just tilt the iPhone or iPad to move the snake: eating green and gold apples while avoiding your enemies and poisonous apples. When you see …

  [tabtext]Our Review[/tabtext] [tabtext]Description[/tabtext] Like Cookie Doodle, Cake Doodle is a fun and no-mess way for kids to practice their baking and decorating skills. In the app you get to pick a recipe, mix ingredients, bake, decorate , then eat your cake. It’s quite educational and makes me want to try out their recipes to …