Apps that Help Kids Read Better

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Smithsonian Dinosaur eBooks for Kids

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Do you know a young Dinosaur fan? If so, you will want to check out a new collection of dinosaur eBooks app for kids from Smithsonian and Oceanhouse Media: Prehistoric Pals Collection. These eBooks are interactive non-fiction apps for kids ages 5 to 8 and all content are verified by the experts at the Smithsonian Institute. They are […]

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The Swamp Where Gator Hides

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The Swamp Where Gator Hides is a picture book app executed with lovely depictions of swamp life in the Everglades.  The concept is no frills as book apps for young children should be (says the early childhood librarian who lives deep inside me).  The lovely paintings of the animals are the focus here.  If you touch them […]

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10 Free Reading Programs for Kids on Mobile Devices

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Reading books is the best gift a parent can give to their kids. Where do you find books for kids? With our busy schedule it is sometime hard to find time to visit the book stores and libraries. That is why I like the eBooks and book apps for kids. They save the travel time […]

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Improve Kids’ Reading Comprehension with Curious George

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Do you like Curious George? We do! Today a new Curious George book app comes out: Curious George and the Firefighters. It is a story book app, but it is more than just a story. There are many features in the app that will help little ones improve reading comprehension, learn more words, and be […]

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200 Books for Kids Summer Reading Recommended by Moms

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It is time for Mom’s Library again. Summer is a great time to catch up on some fun reading. Today I put together over 200 books recommended from moms. They range from readings for toddlers to school age kids, from books about Asia to books about transportation. Hope you can find some books for your kids and […]

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Free App: a beautiful interactive story helping parent and child bond

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I Imagine is a lovely interactive story app for kids. It is free with one free story, great in helping kids and busy parents connect. What is unique about this app? Kids can create the story characters: the child, the parent, and a toy. They can put in their own photos or draw pictures of the characters. […]

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Help Kids Be Ready for Kindergarten with Ready-K

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Ready-K is a Kindergarten readiness app that charts the progress of your child according to Common Core Standards, so of course we love that!  It’s very comprehensive in helping kids get ready for kindergarten. It covers the following topics: 1. Quantitative language 2. Early literacy (including print awareness, vocabulary, alphabetical knowledge and phonological awareness 3. […]

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App Went Free: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum is a classic book for kids. You might be able to find different versions of the book on App Store. This one from Magic Ink is quite unique and it is free for limited time. It is an abridged version of the original book, with added […]

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Four Nature Science Apps in One – Outside Your Door from Cat in the Hat Learning Library

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The Cat in the Hat is the greatest thing going really. PBS and Random House have turned the Cat into a very smart and entertaining educator. And, naturally, Ocean House Media, in best practices style, has delivered a concise, no frills version of The Cat in the Hat Outside Your Door Collection with 4 apps […]

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Free Book: Terry Treetop and the Lost Egg

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While you are enjoying the Easter weekend, I have a FREE egg related kids book for you – Terry Treetop and the Lost Egg is a picture book for kids age 2 to 6, a story about eggs. It has print version and Kindle version. The Kindle version is FREE today. It is a nice […]

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Another Classic Story of the Little Critter – Just A Day at the Pond

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Just a Day at the Pond by Mercer Mayer is a book in the classic Little Critter series. Book apps are a great way to promote literacy, encourage imagination, and learn new vocabulary words. A book from a classic series helps kids engage in the story quicker and easier. Although it is designed for children […]

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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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