Bottom Line: I had a big, fat helping of nostalgia reviewing this app, not just because of my own childhood, but that of my own kids when they first discovered the joys of reading and puzzles for themselves in the Highlights magazines. Highlights has brought all of the fun of the treasured paper publication that connoisseurs have come to expect and this time, instead of stickers, kids get some great videos to go along with hidden objects and fun nuggets of information heaped out in kid-sized lovable morsels of goodness.
Bottom Line: Great reinforcing math games for kids from kindergarten through sixth grade level! It corresponds well to Common Core State Standards, and helps teach problem solving skills in a fun way. Plus, it’s totally, completely FREE, and available on both iOS and Android. This new update includes the option for multi-players and has added many more games.
06/08/2016 at 01:13 PM in Ages 6-8, Ages 9-11, free/free trial, Top Picks, ***** (five stars), addition, android, CCSS, completely free, counting/numbers, fractions, geometry, HH, iOS, logic/problem-solving, math, measurement, multiplication, percentages, problem solving, shapes | Permalink | Comments (0)
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Bottom Line: Patchmania Kids has delivered on fun without being sneaky about cost, links or purpose. This is an adorable logic-based game that is simple to learn and challenging to master for kids of all ages including middle-aged adults that might have trouble setting the game down to write a review.
Dear daughter: I know you find this hard to believe, but there are apps out there that you would enjoy that are NOT related to Minecraft. What? What's that you say? You have no interest in anything that's unrelated to Minecraft? Such as dinner or the dog or YOUR MOTHER? Sigh. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
If your kid, like mine, is completely obsessed with all things Minecraft, here's a list of apps he or she might find interesting. And if you have yet to introduce your kid to this addictive and educational game, start with the Pocket Edition and then jump head-first into the Minecraft well. Be warned: it's deep. VERY deep. And a bit on the expensive side -- most of these apps have an up-front price, as well as in-app purchases for extras. But what price peace and quiet?