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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$0.99 Ages 3-up Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Why we like it: Jaw-droppingly cool, this augmented reality (AR) app requires a camera equipped iOS device and a copy of the $18 printed book: The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. After the app is installed, you turn on your camera, open to a page and watch the sentences come to life, swirling around your head -- in your room. Amazing. Need to know: This is one of those high novelty apps. You do it a few times and that's it. Ease of use: 9/10 Educational: 8/10 Entertaining: 10/10
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It's remarkable how technology can let us explore different places through the push of a few buttons. This week, we highlight apps that let your kids take a journey through the solar system and the pyramids of Egypt -- plus, some other great learning tools.
The folks at Children's Technology Review have shared five of the top apps from its 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.
What are your favorite kids apps of the week? Let us know in the comments.
This story originally published on Mashable here.