Apps that Help Kids Read Better

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Learn about Wild Baby Animals with Cat in the Hat

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A Great Day for Pup is another book app from Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Learning Library. It is based on the original print book of the same title. We have recently become big fans of Cat in the Hat in our household and this book app was an immediate favorite. It has great […]

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Spark Children’s Imagination with 1000 Adventures

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Do you have a child full of imagination? Then you should share this book with your imaginative child. 1000 Adventures is a book app that sparks the wildest children’s imagination, taking kids to imaginable places, interacting with imaginary characters, … be ready! A boy wakes up in the morning, his imagination takes him to all […]

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A Book App Focusing on Early Learning Skills

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We have reviewed a couple CosmoCamp book apps. This is another book app designed for toddlers and preschoolers from CosmoCamp: Picnic Problem. I like the features encouraging kids’ active engagement, as well as different reading options for different age groups to improve early learning skills. The series is about two friends Migo and Pandy’s adventures through […]

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Reading Magic – Reading Games for Beginning Readers from Bob Books

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I have seen and read about the early reader series Bob Books a lot and am happy to see they are now offering apps for kids. The apps offer interactive reading games for kids based on the content from the book series. Bob Books is a reading series designed for beginning readers. There are 5 […]

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Book Reader for Kids: Epic – Books for Kids

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Recently I was approached by the developers of a new app Epic! – Books for Kids, asking if I would like to review the app. I have reviewed several great kids book reader apps that are subscription based and I think this is a great way to get kids reading more. The app is basically […]

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Free App: Sparky Teaches Kids Fire Safety

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Sparky’s Birthday Surprise is a book app teaching kids about fire safety. It is a free app supported by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). It is available on Apple devices and Android devices. If you visit the NFPA website for kids sparky.org, you will see many great educational content on the site that you can […]

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Book App: Just a Little Music – Little Critter

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Today I have a book app to share with you: Just a Little Music by Mercer Mayer. Mercer Mayer is the author of the Little Critter books. Little Critter is the main character and is a furry little character that resembles a porcupine or hedgehog, however the author has never identified what exact animal he […]

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iReadWith – eBooks for Better Reading Comprehension

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Reading is an essential skill kids need for them to do well later in life.  How to encourage kids to be active readers? How do you use book apps encourage kids to read and improve reading comprehension? One concern I had over those book apps that offer narration with the app is kids will miss […]

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Farfaria – A Traveling Book Library for Kids

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Well. This is one epic app. Essentially, it is a library with access to over 400 stories for children in the 2-9 age range. That covers quite a bit of territory doesn’t it? It is one of the first apps I’ve seen designed to expand with children as they grow and change. This is an […]

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App Went Free: Books for Reading and Creating

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Are you looking for books for your kids? Today I have a wonderful book app for kids 6 and younger. It is an app holding 37 books titled “I like …”, such as I Like Animals, I Like Colors, or I Like Drawing. What makes this book app unique is that each single book is […]

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Beautiful Book App Teaching Kids Forgive Others

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Son of the Sun and Wizard Lizard is a beautifully illustrated picture book on iPad with a great lesson to teach: Be ready to forgive, and the goodness will fill the world. In addition to the story, kids also have puzzle games to play at the end of the book. Son of the Sun goes […]

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Free App: National Geographic Young Explorer

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Recently I found a wonderful free resource from National Geographic for kids – National Geographic Young Explorer Magazine. It is available for free on their website, and as apps for both iPad and Android devices. There are 7 issues every year. Each issue covers 3 topics about nature, such as rain; plant roots; animals cover […]

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Interactive Game Picture Book with No Words – Fiete

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Over the weekend I was playing with a fun app called Fiete. It is a very different kind of picture book for kids of all ages. As the introduction on the App Store says, it is “an alternative to interactive children’s book: in a playful way, with attention to details”. I call it an interactive […]

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App Went Free: Interactive 3D Story App – The Witch With No Name

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The Witch With No Name is a 3D interactive digital book app for kids and the whole family. It tells the story of a witch, who doesn’t know her name, tries to find her name. It is a funny story, but the best parts are the interactive features built in the story. I love how […]

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Free App: Poetry from the Poetry Foundation

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Do you like to read poems? Do you read poems with your kids? The love of poetry is a cultured taste that needs be cultivated from a young age. I found the best way to engage a child in poetry is to find the subject that they are interested in, and share when they are […]

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Interactive Storybook – The Sweet Adventure by CosmoCamp

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The Sweet Adventure from CosmoCamp is an interactive story book app about a fun hippo who loves cooking. This app is the second in a series of storybooks. Check out a recent review of the first story in this series of books Free Early Reader Storybook App Incredi-Ride. Storybooks are a great tool for literacy development. Bringing […]

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