Category Archives: logic/problem-solving

Review: Patchmania KIDS gets FIVE STARS for fun!

Review: Patchmania KIDS gets FIVE STARS for fun!

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. If you would like… Continue Reading

Best Minecraft apps for your obsessed kid!

Best Minecraft apps for your obsessed kid!

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… Continue Reading

Best App for Logic and Problem Solving: Magic Town Candy Logic is free to try!

    Bottom Line: A fun, candy-themed app for kids in preschool and early elementary to learn basic number facts and math computation. It’s fun to find the patterns with the sugary concoctions, and it’s even more fun that the app is free to download, with half of the content available for free! Continue Reading

Get new Top Pick Crazy Gears for half price through April 9!

    Bottom Line: The folks at Seven Academy have made my day. Crazy Gears is an app that opens up a world of play revolving around gears and pulleys and problem solving. It’s a free-play app about how things work together! Your kids will put their creative problem-solving skills to use the moment they… Continue Reading

Review: Help the knight rescue the princess in Lipa Knight Valentine’s Edition

    Bottom Line: Help little Lipa Knight save the princess from the horrible, terrible (incredibly cute and misunderstood) Cyclops. Your child will have to use his problem solving skills to help the little knight travel across the countryside in search of the Cyclops’ house. Can he save the little princess and win her heart? Continue Reading

Great app for junior firefighters! Check out Fireman Sam — Junior Cadet

I know many preschoolers who love firefighters, and this app looks like a great way for them to learn while pretending to be a firefighter. There are six learning games, designed just for younger players. It's really a great pick for both learning and entertainment. But don't take my word for it — you can watch… Continue Reading

From Smart Apps for Android: Zuzu’s Bananas is latest in the Monkey Preschool collection

One of the first apps my kids fell in love with was Preschool Monkey Lunchbox ($1.99). Even though they are a little older now, they still get excited and beg for the latest “Monkey Preschool” app from THUP Games. The latest in the series is Zuzu’s Bananas: A Monkey Preschool Game lives up to the rest. With over… Continue Reading

New Top Pick! Todo Number Matrix — practice math and visual perception skills in a unique and fun way

  Bottom line: A brand new app that allows kids to practice math skills in a unique way through the use of matrices. It's a great way to practice visual perceptual skills also. Geared toward children in preschool through second grade, this app may require some initial instruction from an adult before appropriate independent play… Continue Reading

Good Free App of the Day: Inventioneers allows kids to play and have fun with physics

I am a major fan of anything that makes learning about science fun. When I stumbled upon Inventioneers, my curiosity was piqued. It has a whole level of high quality free content – so fantastic! This app makes physics fun. Unlike many of the Cut the Rope type apps out there, this one allows the… Continue Reading

Best puzzle app for toddlers! Mr. Bear Kids Games in the Forest is a new Top Pick!

    Bottom Line: A puzzle app for toddlers and preschoolers that's innovative, fun and worth downloading. The interface is smooth and whimsical, and the app was clearly developed well for younger users. Use it with a parent, teacher or therapist to maximize language development along with fine motor skills and early problem solving. FREE… Continue Reading