Top 5 Kids Apps of the Week

Top 5 Kids Apps of the Week

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1. Toddler Maze 123

1. Toddler Maze 123

Ages 2-6Overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 starsWhy we like it: Twenty well-designed, extremely simple mazes are found in this excellent starter app; ideal for introducing even very young children to the mechanics of multi-touch screen operation. Need to know: This is an excellent app for younger children that provides a solid spatial learning experience, though it would be nice if children could see the trail of their fingers. Ease of use: 10/10Educational: 8/10Entertaining: 9/10$1.99

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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.

In this week's Top 5 Kids Apps, your kids can try an app that teaches the basics of multi-touch screen operation as well as how to use a basic e-reader filled with information about animals. Also -- some silliness. A game in which your child can have fun trimming hair and another puzzle game that's a-maze-ing!

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Our friends at Children's Technology Review shared with us these 5 top apps from their comprehensive monthly database of kid-tested reviews. The site covers everything from math and counting to reading and phonics.

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