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Apps for kids: 'Sid the Science Kid' Read & Play

"Sid the Science Kid" Read & Play app can be found on for $3.99. Credit: Handout

My 17-month-old daughter recently noticed  "Sid the Science Kid" on PBS Kids. It's a fun, animated TV show following Sid and his friends as they discover science. Since it skews older — for kids in preschool and up, I was surprised it captured her attention.

When I came across a new app for iPhone and iPad, "Sid the Science Kid Read & Play," I thought I'd give it a try with my daughter, Maggie, and she couldn't get enough.

While she's too young to understand the messaging behind the stories, she loved the interactives and songs.

The app features two stories, "The Trouble with Germs," which teaches kids about the importance of washing their hands and "What's That Smell?" where Sid learns what's behind his ability to smell his dad's favorite pancakes, flowers and even his brother's diaper. You'll also find music videos featuring songs from the show, a coloring book option which lets your choose different scenes to color (Maggie's favorite), games, a virtual sticker book and more.

The app is $3.99 and can be found on

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