Tag Archives: Early Literacy

Early Literacy App of the Week

 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. […]

Early Literacy 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 […]

Early Literacy App of the Week

 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 […]

Early Literacy App of the Week

  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 […]

Early Literacy App of the Week

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 […]

Early Literacy App of the Week

     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 […]

APP OF THE WEEK

  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 […]

APP OF THE WEEK

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 […]

APP OF THE WEEK

        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. […]

APP OF THE WEEK

     The early literacy app for this week is ABC Zoo from Lux HQ. 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 […]