Mother Goose on the Loose “Mother Goose on the Loose” is an award-winning early literacy program that is used in libraries around the country. The use of books, songs, nursery rhymes, art, play, and puppets helps parents strengthen early literacy development and school readiness in their children. […]
Category Archives: App of the Week
Abby Monkey Musical Puzzle This app features six puzzles. Each is themed around a different musical instrument. Once a puzzle is assembled, children can watch and listen as the instrument plays familiar tunes. They can also compose and record their own music While not designed to teach music theory or even note reading, this […]
This week’s adult app is Mahjong Towers. Become a Mahjong Maniac! To get started, simply touch the tiles to match them. You can swipe your discard pile & undo as far back as you want. This simple game will improve your thinking, logic & visual skills, while you lose yourself in this popular puzzle.
Moo, Baa, La La La Author/illustrator Sandra Boynton’s best-selling board book is even more fun in this hilarious digital adaptation. Children can read the minimal text themselves or listen as a narrator reads it to them. A tap or slide of the finger brings interactive features to life on each page. Kids this age love […]
Build It Up Build it Up is a deceptively simple app that allows toddlers and preschoolers the chance to work on their visual perception and fine motor skills by constructing towers, figures, and buildings from the ground up. Math concepts such as size, top/bottom, and before/after are also emphasized in this app. Children will […]
Gear up for fun and stimulate your brain with this week’s app, Geared. It’s deceptively simple, yet increasingly challenging. Start by powering the blue gear using the other colored gears. The higher the level, the more blue gears!
Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App Mo Willems, Caldecott winning author, brings his popular pigeon to the digital world with this interactive book for kids of all ages. Younger children will like the read-along option with its age-appropriate opportunities for interactivity. Older children can answer questions posed by the bus driver, shake the pigeon […]
This week’s app is Word Search + from Megafauna Software. Word searches are a great way for all ages to learn spelling and vocabulary. This free version of the app comes with 16 categories, customizable fonts and backgrounds, and different puzzle sizes. Turn the timer on and the app will keep track of your record […]
Colortoons (iPad, iPhone, iTouch, iOS 3+, $0.99) Animals of all shapes and colors come to life in this coloring app that provides a big, creative outlet for even the smallest children. Choose a dinosaur or an animal from the farm, woodland or safari. To fill in areas simply tap, or use a paintbrush […]
Sudoku Improve your memory and sharpen your number skills with this week’s brain boosting Sudoku app. This free app from Finger Arts for iPhone and iPad has thousands of puzzles from easy to hard and offers hints if you are stuck. Need instructions on how to play? Visit this website for instructions and hints.