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The Sweet Adventure Interactive Story Book App

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 books to life through technology is a great way to expand on literacy skills while also covering so many other areas such as fine motor… Read More

Bean’s Books

Bean's books are great beginner books and they are now available on the iPad and iPhone, and Android! This series of books was written by Sarah Hines Stephen. Originally released as board books, they are now available in ebook style. These books are geared toward 1 to 3 year olds and utilize simple words and phrases to tell a story. These eBooks come alive and allow your toddlers to explore the pages and learn new words. All books complete with playful… Read More

Memetales

A while ago I found a Free reading app Memetales.  It offers 15 free books upon registration and every week there will be a new free book for you.  While I went through some of the books, I found out they are all very well made kids books.  Most books are for kids 10 and younger.  I was so impressed with the app and their free offers, I asked Maya Bisineer, the founder and CEO at MeMeTales, give iGameMom's readers an introduction of… Read More

Cowbears I Love Mud

Cowbears are a family of bears who love to sing and tell stories.  Their 'I Love Mud' HD app produced by Bacciz Books and Brooklyn Rose Press is an interactive story telling and singing app that allows children to read along with the story. It's a great app for helping children between the ages of 2-5 with their reading skills as well as offering opportunities to develop their hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills. It's a fun app that tells… Read More

No Twiddle Twaddle Site

Today I am doing a post trade with Bethany Winston from No Twiddle Twaddle.  While she is posting here on iGameMom, I am posting "Free apps for your iPhone/iPAD" on No Twiddle Twaddle.  Make sure go to her site to read my post after reading her article here. As a quick reminder, you don't need a Kindle device to read Kindle books.  For instructions on how to read Kindle books on your iDevice or computer, please visit an earlier post HERE. Hi! I'm Bethany from… Read More

The Kissing Hand

I just saw the news release from Oceanhouse Media. They have set the book app The Kissing Hand free to support the families in Newtown, CT. I did not get a chance to download the app yet, but knowing Oceanhouse Media and knowing the print book was a New York Times bestseller, it should be a good one. I want to pass it on to everyone when we all can use some reassurance of love and support! Introduction from the… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Time flies.  There are only couples days left before Christmas.  Have you had the gifts ready for the kids?  Are they getting books?  Here is a book you will never regret if you get it for your child: The ultimate Guide to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  It is not an app, instead it is an iBook that you get from the iBookstore.  If it is confusing, you can use the iBook link at the end of this post.  It… Read More

Stop Math

Stop Math is a book app for kids in elementary school. It is about a boy Sparks, who lives in year 2106. He hates math, so he travels back through time and space to search for the person who invented math. His goal is to end math homework! Through his journey, Sparks meets Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and a Persian mathematician Muhammad ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi. He learns Arabic numbers, Roman numerals, relativity theory, and gravitational attraction from these master mathematicians… Read More

Trucks – Byron Barton Book App

Trucks – Byron Barton is a book app for kids age 2 to 5.  It teaches kids all different types of trucks: bread truck, garbage truck, newspaper truck… With the distinctly colorful illustration, short sentences, and clear professional narration, it is a perfect book for kids who just start reading.  The realistic background sound effect is another good feature that help kids learn about the trucks. The developer of the app is one of my favorite, Oceanhouse Media.  Like all… Read More

Did I ever tell you how lucky you are – Seuss

I found this book app from Oceanhouse Media’s news release.  This is one of the less known book from Dr.Seuss.  In the book, Dr. Seuss reminds children that no matter what their struggles may be, they should always be thankful.  It is a powerful message, delivered in classical Seuss style with rhymes and silly words. "Think of poor Ali Sard!  He has to mow grass in his uncle's back yard, and it's quick-growing grass, and it grows as he mows… Read More

Meet the Insects: Forest Edition

Meet the Insects: Forest Edition is a multimedia encyclopedia of forest insects.  What I am most impressed are the images and videos.  They are so real that you feel the insects can jump out of the screen.  Another thing I really enjoyed is how different elements come together – content, transition between sections, background, music, image – all are integrated seamlessly into one beautiful package. The app has 5 sections: Insect Story, See Insects, Multimedia, Observational Journal and Quiz.  I suggest… Read More

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks

Time flies. It is only one week away from Thanksgiving. A good app for the kids is the book app The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks written by Jan and Mike Berenstain, developed by Oceanhouse Media. The key message of the book is thankfulness and family love. The Bear cubs act out the first Thanksgiving, then the family will have a full Thanksgiving feast. But Sister Bear is so attached to the pet turkey. Will the family still have the turkey as… Read More

Little Blue Jackal

Little Blue Jackal is a bilingual app.  In addition to an interesting story, it also teaches kids Spanish. The story starts with the little jackal trying to run away from a village after being caught of stealing food.  He fell into a bucket of blue paint and his entire body turned blue.  Looked distinct, he was asked to be the king of the jungle…. till one day the animals found out he was just a jackal. The app is designed… Read More

Country Mouse and City Mouse

Country Mouse and City Mouse is another book app by McGraw Hill.  It is FREE for limited time.   It is a very cute book with just about right interactions on each page.  It is designed for kids age 3 to 8.  It is only available on iPAD. Introduction on App Store:  Country Mouse and City Mouse may live in very different worlds, but through the pages in this book, they still become friends.  With this interactive ebook, your child… Read More

Little Red Hen

Little Red Hen is a re-tell of the classic story from McGraw-Hill.  It teaches kids the value of hard work.  It is FREE for limited time.  It works on iPAD only. Introduction from the App Store:  The classic fable, retold like your child aged 3-8 has never experienced it before. In this retelling, your child not only hears the story of the industrious hen and learns about the value of hard work, but becomes a part of the action. Engaging… Read More