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Salmah checks out Cut the Rope by Chillingo Ltd.

May 16, 2011   //   by Salmah   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Salmah checks out Cut the Rope by Chillingo Ltd.
Cut the Rope by Chillingo Ltd.

Cut the Rope by Chillingo Ltd.

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Cut the Rope by Chillingo Ltd.
Available on iTunes
Cost: $0.99

Why it’s cool!
It is cool because there is a frog that you feed candy by cutting a whole bunch of ropes. You have to cut the ropes in the right order or else the frog gets very sad, then you have to start the level all over again. There are also stars that you can feed the frog for bonus points.

There are lots of levels to play. There is also one really hard part where you have to stay away from the sharp teeth that try to cut the candy.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
This iPhone app is very fun to play. It is so addictive that you keep playing it for a long time.

Cut the Rope is educational because you have to think about where to cut the rope so that the candy can fall into the frog’s mouth. You have to time the cutting perfectly and collect the stars at the same time. It sounds hard here, but when you play the game, it is easy to understand. This game requires a lot of thinking and patience.

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Tori checks out the Tag Reader

Mar 11, 2011   //   by Tori   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Tori checks out the Tag Reader
Tangled: Disney's Story of Rapunzel (Picture credit: Tag™ Bo)

Tangled: Disney's Story of Rapunzel (Picture credit: Tag™ Bo)

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I love my Tag Reader stories. My favourite one right now is called Tangled, and it reminds me of the movie.

Why it’s cool…
The Tag Reader has games that are lots of fun. I like to collect my reward points from the Internet when I have played the games.

The Tag Reader talks to me and helps me to read the story. It asks me good questions. My mom likes it when I read the Tag Reader because it helps me learn my letters and my memory.

Sometimes I just like it when it lets me read the story though.

Is it entertaining? Is it educational? Or a little of both?
The Tag Reader is good for learning but it’s also fun. I like it most when I do the games and get rewards.

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Matthew checks out Zombie Farm

Mar 11, 2011   //   by Matthew   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Matthew checks out Zombie Farm
Zombie Farm

Zombie Farm

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Zombie Farm
– For iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
– Rated 9+ for the following: Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.

Zombie Farm is really fun because you always get daily surprises.

You get to buy things on the iPhone like crops and other items, for example zombie pots and zombie cameras. You also can buy other zombies. I like the game because the zombies are so cute. You also can choose characters but you have to buy some of them.

I like the design. I like the way you invade places.

Is it entertaining? Is it educational? Or a little of both?
My dad told me about the game. It is free in the App Store under Games. I usually play it in the evenings when my dad is home because it’s his iPhone.

It is entertaining. It is also educational because you can’t do random stuff and you have to save your gold so you can buy really good stuff.

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Salmah checks out The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

Mar 11, 2011   //   by Salmah   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Salmah checks out The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

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The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

Why it’s cool!
My teacher read the book to our class and everyone loved it!

I also borrowed the book from the school library. I was sad when I had to return the book, but then my mom and I found it on YouTube.

I like to read along and there was someone playing the piano. The music went along with the story. When it was happy, the music was happy. When it was sad, the music was also sad.

I can’t wait until my parents get me my own copy of The Missing Piece.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
The Missing Piece
is very educational. I learned that sometimes going slow is good. This is because you have time to smell flowers, talk to worms, and have butterflies sit on you. It’s fun to go fast, but not always.

It is also good to try different things, and then you can see what fits or doesn’t fit.

I also learned that it is good to keep going. When you keep going, you can learn more things.

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Salmah checks out Moshi Monsters

Feb 19, 2011   //   by Salmah   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Salmah checks out Moshi Monsters
moshimonsters.com

moshimonsters.com

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Moshi Monsters

Why it’s cool…
It is cool because you can have baby pets and big pets. You get to solve puzzles (like math problems) that get you points so you can “buy” stuff for your pets. You also get to make friends with other pet monster owners. All of my cousins have an account and we all chat and play online together.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
It is both entertaining and educational. The puzzles are fun to do and sometimes they are timed. The puzzles also get harder as you complete them and you can collect “trophies” for solving the puzzles.

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Matthew checks out The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cave men from the Future

Feb 19, 2011   //   by Matthew   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Matthew checks out The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cave men from the Future
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk: Kung-Fu Cave men from the Future
by Dav Pilkey
Publisher: Scholastic

“Ook” rhymes with “duke” and “Gluk” rhymes with “duck”

Why it’s Cool:
I like Ook and Gluk because that’s one of the best books to me. The book has Flip-O-Rama and the master is really stupid and the Cavemen are really funny. In the book Ook and Gluk are Kung Fu cavemen. But the others are not Kung Fu cavemen. I also like it because Ook and Gluk do fun and silly things. When they were babies, they found a big tiger and they were making fun of it. The tiger got really mad at them. Ook and Gluk also got chased by a gorilla because they called him names like “twinkle toes” and “ginger snap”. They were calling the gorilla names because they were trying to get Mog Mog out of quicksand. Mog Mog is a dinosaur. Ook and Gluk also made some robotic dinosaurs run into a giant bucket filled with TNT. It went boom! Mog Mog’s baby drew pictures of Ook and Gluk shaking their bums.

Is it entertaining, educational or a little of both?
Definitely both because on the website the author teaches you how to draw: Dav’s “How 2 Draw” Studio!

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Tori checks out Yogi Bear

Jan 14, 2011   //   by Tori   //   Age 4-8, Kids' Panel  //  Comments Off on Tori checks out Yogi Bear
Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear

I went to see the new Yogi Bear movie last weekend with my mom and big brother. It was AWESOME.

Why it’s cool…
It was so funny when Yogi got the car and the rope and hook, and stole all the picnic baskets.

I also liked it when he went on the waterskiis, then fell down, then caught on fire, then he lit all the fireworks. That was funny.

It was gross when the slimy caterpillar came out of his nose.

It was cool when Yogi was in outer space and he had a giant donut.

And I liked it every time he danced with Boo Boo.

Is it entertaining? Is it educational? Or a little of both?
I think the movie is entertaining. But I also learned that there is such a thing as a frog-mouthed turtle, and it is bad to steal picnic baskets.

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