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Poll: Do you let your kids play with your phone or tablet?

Oops. Somebody's inadvertently gone and started a rational discussion on Google+, about whether kids should be allowed to play with our expensive toys. There's no right or wrong answer (until the inevitable happens, we suppose) -- to each his (or her) own. So, let's hear it. We know you love your...
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Android Kids App: Bord Chalkboard

Here's a nice little Honeycomb-optimized chalkboard called, appropriately enough, Bord. As far as virtual chalkboards go, Bord works quite nicely. You've got six colors and three sizes from which to choose, and you can have either a green board or black board. There's a sponge for, erm, sponging,...
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Android Kids App: PopOut! Tale of Peter Rabbit

Here's another nice title from the folks who brought us The Going to Bed Book. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a story most of us should know, if not still love. And it's available on Android in beautiful fashion.It's not cheap -- running $5.19 U.S. -- but you get the entire story, with animated...
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Android Kids App: The Going to Bed Book

Youtube link for mobile viewing I think there's zero shame in admitting I'm actually pretty excited for this Android kids app. Chances are if you've had kids in the past 20 years or so, you've read them a book from Sandra Boynton. Blue Hat, Green Hat; Moo Baa La La La; Hippos Go Berserk; But Not...
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Android kids app: Lego Creationary

Youtube link for mobile viewing Here's one for all you Lego geeks out there (which includes us, of course). The popular Creationary game has come to Android. Like the traditional board game, the premise is simple: Roll a die and get a category. Then start building, and your opponents have to guess...
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Android kids app: Kids Maps for Honeycomb tablets

Youtube link for mobile viewingAndroid tablets are great educational (and babysitting) tools. And it's with that in mind that we take a look at Kids Maps, as reviewed by a soon-to-be 5-year-old.Kids Maps is really nicely done, blurring the line between puzzle and teaching tool. You've got 50 states...
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Android kids app: Winnie the Pooh - What's a Bear to Do

Youtube link for mobile viewing Let's face it: If you want to properly review a kids' app, you've got to get a kid to do it. So we armed Daughter No. 1 with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the "Winnie the Pooh - What's a Bear to Do?" game. It's a simple premise: Pooh loves honey, and it's your job...
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PBS Kids brings 'Super Why' to Android

OK, all you parents out there. Here's another one that's sure to keep the kids occupied for a good three, maybe four minutes. Chances are you've sat through an episode or two of PBS Kids' "Super Why" -- and now it's available on Android. For the uninitiated, "Super Why" is an award-winning...
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Parenting Magazine brings Ages & Stages app to Android

Attention all parents of youngsters: Android is here to save you from being overrun, a tall order, especially if you've got more than one running around, or will in the future. But Parenting Magazine has launched the Parenting Ages & Stages app, which aims to guide you through the early years...
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Zoodles for Android brings kid-friendly mobile Flash gaming

 All you Android-toting parents out there will be pleased to know that Zoodles Kid Mode is now available for Android. Zoodles is a program that puts your phone into a "kid mode" for peace of mind while your child uses your phone or PC. Once you load up the app, the phone is soft-locked into the app...
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T-Mobile starts the school year off with Kids Are Free promotion

Ahh, it's that time again here in the states. The leaves start changing colors, the sweatshirts come out of storage, and moms and dads everywhere are rejoicing as they pack their kids' lunches and send them back to the classrooms. Though, this also means kids need to be picked up from school too....
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Android Quick App: Kids Finger Paint

Used to be my daughter would sit in the back of the car, bored, and ask to use my wife's iPhone to draw. No more, now that I've got Kids Finger Paint. It's about as simple as it gets, which is how it should be for a drawing app. Touch the screen, and you draw. To get a different color, you touch...
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Why parents will love Google TV

  I'll admit it. On occasion, I park my kid in front of the TV. And once I have Google TV, I'll likely do it even more. Because here's the thing: Google TV's Chrome browser renders full Flash websites with ease. And that means my daughter can play her favorite PBS Kids games on a big screen and not...

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