Bottom Line: MiniSchool offers a collection of six educational activities with varying levels of difficulty to help teach and reinforce several academic skills. Whimsical ocean-themed scenes and characters keep children entertained while working for a ribbon of success. Though many of the activities benefit younger children, the varying difficulty levels allow this app to grow with the child through multiple years.
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Bottom Line: An app for toddlers and preschoolers with good interactive elements not seen in many other apps. One card is a toilet, which Mr. Shape uses somewhat realistically. For those not scared of a little (or a lot) of poo, it’s a good app for kids through about age five with some nice content for free.