1. Fire Station
Overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars Why we like it: This virtual field trip lets you explore community helpers — especially a fire station — by way a set of well-chosen videos embedded in the app. Testers liked the hand-drawn images and the background music which can be toggled on or off. Need to know: Note that this is a big app, weighing in at 400MB due to the embedded videos. It is a good app for any child (or adult) who wants some real-world information and experiences. See this video review. Ease of use: 10/10
Entertaining: 9/10 $2.99
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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