The Aesop for Children is an interactive book app from Library of Congress. It is adapted from the book “The Aesop for Children: with Pictures by Milo Winter,” published by Rand, McNally & Co in 1919. The book app has over 140 classic fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and interactive animations. It is a free app on App Store.
Aesop’s fables are some of the most well known in the world and have been translated in multiple languages and become popular in dozens of cultures through the course of centuries. I remember reading Aesop’s stories when I was a child. The stories have been told and retold in a variety of media, from oral tradition to written storybooks to stage, film and animated cartoon versions—even in architecture.
It is a great book to read with your child, short stories with morals at the bottom of each story. Kids will also learn the origin of aphorisms such as “sour grapes” and “a bird in the hand”. There is no narration in the app, kids have to read it by themselves, or read with a parent. All the pictures are small, taking about a quarter to a third of a page, but they are beautiful, with light animation or video.
It is a wonderful app. I am so glad I found it.
It works on iPhone, iPod, and iPAD. It is FREE on App Store.
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I don’t have a device for apps yet (I know! I’m still in the dark ages!) But I love sharing Aesop with my kids and this sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing your find at The Children’s Bookshelf.
Thanks for stopping by. Since I discovered No TWiddle Twaddle, I start finding a whole family of good blogs. I was like you, even after we got our iPAD, I did not use it for a long time, it was all managed by my husband. … till I found the cool game my son was playing. It has so much educational value… Your kids are still young, there is no rush into this. I am sure you can find other versions of Aesop stories.
Thanks for pointing out this app. I’ll definitely get it for my children. 🙂
You won’t regret!
Thank you so much for this! My daughter just loves Aesop’s fables!
I love those stories. I think it is good for grown ups too.
Anything that helps a child be interested in reading is a good thing.
And the it is good reading too. 🙂