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. [...]
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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 [...]
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. 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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Preschool EduKitchen 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 [...]
Tozzle 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. [...]