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A Magic 8 Ball App? That Seems Like More than App-enstance

I nearly forgot about my colorful history with the Magic 8 Ball, and then I read the news about Mattel’s new Magic 8 Ball app, which takes the classic toy and re-imagines it for modern-day… read more

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Sago Mini Toolbox Lets Kids Build Whimsical Toys

Sago Mini Toolbox, from Sago Sago, is an adorable app for kids ages 2 to 4 that lets them use virtual construction tools to create fun toys for their animal friends. The app offers 15… read more

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My Little Pony Celebrates Differences in New Storybook App

Even the youngest readers can get in on the My Little Pony fun with the new My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie’s Sister app, from Playdate Digital, in partnership with Hasbro. This interactive storybook app delves… read more

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Toca Kitchen 2 Offers Even More Reasons to Play with Food

If the original Toca Kitchen was an appetizer, Toca Kitchen 2 is akin to the main course. The premise is a dinner party with a trio of special guests: one girl, one boy, and one—er,… read more

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The Possibilities Are Endless with Painting Lulu

Coloring books are great for kids. They encourage creativity and control, and there are a seemingly endless array of styles, characters, scenes, themes, and complexities to choose from. Painting Lulu adds to the mix with… read more

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Home: Boov Pop! Gives Kids an Intergalactic Puzzle Experience

Kids and adults of all ages are still glued to their iPhones and tablets, spending hours crushing candy and surfing through the subways. Though they seem simple, puzzle games help kids with critical thinking, matching,… read more

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Osmo Introduces a New Kind of Tangible Play

Osmo is a gaming system for the iPad. Osmo consists of a Reflector, a Base, and three apps. By snapping the Reflector onto your iPad’s camera and placing it into the base, you can turn… read more

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Labo Lado’s Paper Fish Pop Right Off the Screen

While paper craft is a steadfast trend in kids’ toys, Labo Lado is flipping the script by bringing paper craft into the app world with its latest release, Labo Paper Fish. Designed for kids ages 4 to… read more

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Hasbro’s Transformers App Is a Transformer-ative Experience All Its Own

It seems appropriate that Hasbro Inc. has transformed the existing app for its venerable Transformers brand, rather than simply launching a new one. Formerly the official Transformers: Age of Extinction mobile app, the app is… read more

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Kids Love Elmo, and Elmo Loves Them Too!

Sesame Street’s longtime star, Elmo, is a giggly, sweet, friendly little red monster kids know and love. But best of all—Elmo loves kids back, and he can’t wait to tell them (over and over again!).… read more

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