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.
Tuesday, October 15, 5:30
1080 Edgewood Road, Yardley
Monster at the End of this Book
Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street monster, Grover, helps kids deal with their fear of monsters in this delightful digital version of the interactive picture book published by Golden Books.
Listen to Grover read the story and then play along as he tries to stop readers from getting to the scary monster at the end of the book.
Easy for young children to manipulate and fun to read and play, this app also offers an option for parents to activate tips on talking with young children about emotions.
Grover has been imploring children for over 40 years not to turn the pages for fear of the monster at the end of the book. But they won’t be able to resist the journey to the end in this digital version of the story either.
This Early Literacy App of the Week is a winner for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Librarians from across the country have chosen their top titles for October. You can read their reviews on the LibraryReads website, then click on any of the covers below to place a hold.
Tuesday, September 17, 5:30
Quakertown Branch – James A. Michener
401 West Mill Street, Quakertown
In Preschool EduKitchen (available for iPad, iPhone, and iPod), toddlers and preschoolers will delight in counting, sorting, matching, and playing other games that teach basic concepts in this kitchen themed app.
Information about healthy eating choices and recycling is presented through simple but fun games. The bright, bold, cheerful illustrations and positive reinforcement will easily engage toddlers and preschoolers.
While the free version offers only three games, the paid version of the app includes 15 more.
Wooden children’s puzzles go digital in this delightful app that makes developing eye-hand coordination, spatial reasoning, shape recognition, and other early literacy skills into a game.
Easy, medium, and not-too-hard puzzle boards are presented with the objects or shapes that complete them. Toddlers are rewarded for their successful piece placement. Frustration stays at a minimum when after a few tries, the child is prompted with the correct placement of the puzzle piece. Animations and snazzy sound effects help bring the puzzles to life.
Come in to any of the seven branches of Bucks County Free Library (Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Yardley) to try out Tozzle the Early Literacy App of the Week, or get it from the iTunes app store. There’s a free lite version that has three puzzles and the complete version offering 44 puzzles.
This app uses crisp and clear illustrations and simple text to introduce each letter of the alphabet.
Engaging sounds will encourage toddlers and preschoolers to continue playing (learning) long after they’ve gone from A to Z.
Come in to any of the seven branches of Bucks County Free Library (Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Yardley) to try out the App of the Week.
Are you the reigning trivia champ in your family?
Want to find out?
Try our brain boosting App of the Week – DK Quiz.
The early literacy App of the Week is Spot the Dot based on the picture book by the same name written by David A. Carter.
Toddlers and preschoolers will love searching for colored dots in geometric puzzles without knowing that they are also learning colors and shapes, along with improving memory and concentration.
Come in to any of the seven branches of Bucks County Free Library (Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Perkasie, Quakertown, and Yardley) to try out the Apps of the Week.