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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$4.99 Ages 4-12 Overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars Why we like it: First released on CD-ROM in 1993 as one of the Living Books series, this 24-screen, engaging electronic storybook features Arthur and his gang of friends in a typical day at school with their teacher, Mr. Ratburn. It is possible to toggle between English and Spanish, or jump to any page thanks a table of contents feature. Need to know: It's funny to see what used to be crystal clear graphics from yesterday on today's clear iPad screen (not so good). But our testers couldn't care. This app is proof that good interactive design, when merged with a meaningful story can survive through evolving platforms. Ease of use: 9/10 Educational: 9/10 Entertaining: 10/10
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In this day and age, learning a different language -- especially at a young age -- is essential. This week, take a look at an app that helps your kids learn Spanish; plus, a few others sure to get their creative juices flowing.
The folks at Children's Technology Review shared with us these 5 top apps from their 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.
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