Chris Crowell is a veteran kindergarten teacher and contributing editor to Children's Technology Review, a web-based archive of articles and reviews on apps, technology toys and video games. Download a free issue of CTR here.
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$2.99 Ages 1-3 Overall rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars Why we like it: Created in Berlin by Heidi Wittlinger, this app starts with a peaceful outside view of a farmhouse during the summertime. As you hear the crickets gently chirping, you can touch seven areas of the scene, where you find an animal that is still awake. Hidden in each scene (but easy to find) is a light switch. Ease of use: 9/10 Educational: 8/10 Entertaining: 10/10
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We've got quite the variety for you this week: Apps to help settle your kids down for bed and introduce them to the basic steps of cartoon animation. Plus, one particularly fun app that lets them (digitally) smash their food.
The folks at Children's Technology Review provided us with these apps from its comprehensive monthly database of kid-tested reviews. The site covers everything from math and counting to reading and phonics.
Check back next week for more Top Kids Apps from Children's Technology Review.
This story originally published on Mashable here.