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Our Buyer's Guides help make buying choices easy for consumers. We test hundreds of children's products and strive to keep up to date on the latest releases. Of course, every family is unique. We can't please everyone. However, we are able to select some special titles that are at the top of our "edutainment" list--those that have that extra edge in the categories of design, entertainment, education, and play value. 

Besides the letter grades we give most products, reviews on this site often come with a rating bar chart--a visual breakdown of how the product rates in a number of categories. If you'd like to know more about how software products are rated, click here.

As we test new software and products, we will update these buyer's guides to reflect current availability and up-to-date recommendations. These guides are intended to help parents make sense of the overwhelming choices available to them.

Best Computer Games for Learning Math

The software games we recommend here stand out as educationally valuable and engaging, with a focus on learning--and practicing--math concepts and strengthening mathematical thinking skills...

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Best GameBoy Advance Games for Kids

The video games we recommend for the portable, convenient, and fun GameBoy Advance unit stand out for both multi-level and extensive gameplay features, as well as ease of use...

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Best Software for Babies

There is absolutely no rush to get young children acquainted with the computer, but if your toddler is clamoring for his or her turn with the mouse, there are some excellent software programs that provide pleasant, error-free introductions to the world of computer games...

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Best Software for Preschoolers

Here are our picks of the best currently available computer games for children ages 3 to 5. These software titles are encouraging, educational, easy to use, and fun. Young kids will love the games, and parents will appreciate their quality...

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Best Products for Kindergarten-Readiness

While Kindergarten is largely a social experience, children who have been exposed to certain educational concepts often find the transition into school a little easier. Software that painlessly introduces and reinforces essential early learning skills can help encourage kids to learn and to think logically. We've selected some excellent programs for developing Kindergarten readiness skills, that kids will love too...

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Best Board & Card Games for Children

Bored of board games? Very unlikely, even in this day and age of high-tech toys. Board games never go out of style! Turn-taking children's games are not only fun to play, they're educational on many different levels, including social. Kids learn about waiting to take a turn (patience), winning and losing, along with cooperation and competition—all while they have fun. Basic numeracy and logic skills are also exercised in most games...

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Best Arts & Crafts Kits for Kids

When times call for quiet and rewarding indoors activities, we have some great suggestions. These kits will help kids get started creating. We've selected kits that are easy enough to do, but that have very satisfying--and often impressive--results. These kits also make fun gifts...

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More guides and comparisons:

First Grade Software Comparison

Preschool Software Comparison

Children's Music Essentials: Must-Have Recordings

Digital Camera: Buyer's Guide for Families & Kids

Best ABC's & 123's Videos and DVDs

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