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Ladybug at Orchard Avenue

As someone who has always loved ladybugs, I found this app very informative and amusing. I’ve always admired their daintiness and their unique features, but I knew nothing about them. This storybook-type app opened my eyes to amazing facts about these cute...

Impulse Brain Training

When it comes to our bodies, many of us try to preserve any youth-like characteristics we can as we age. But, have you ever thought about preserving or even growing your brain? It is so easy to reach complacency as we settle into the routine of being an adult. Why not...

Newsela

Newsela is an excellent app that proudly boasts over 10 million learners. I like to think of it as a virtual newsstand. With varied content, there are articles sure to appeal to just about everyone. The articles are available at five reading levels. These levels...

Little Critter Library

* Academic's Choice "Smart Choice Media" Award Winner! * Silver Award Winner - National Parenting Publications Awards This may appear to be just another book app, but I can assure you it is one that gives you the nostalgic feeling of familiarity and excitement. Dozens...

Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen

* 2016 Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards: Best Mobile App - Preschhool* 2015 Children's Technology Review: Editor's Choice Award  In this app, toddlers will learn to recognize vowels and formulate words with their favorite Sesame Street characters. Cookie Monster and...

ReadingIQ

Nothing beats the feeling of walking into a library and surrounding yourself with endless literature, but the ReadingIQ app may be the first of its kind to replicate that feeling. This app puts a personalized library at your fingertips for use as soon as the desire to...

Amazon FreeTime

Amazon FreeTime is a leg of Amazon, and it does not fall short of its high standards and knack for perfectly personalized content. This service allows up to four users unlimited access to over 10,000 books, movies, and TV shows. Each user has a profile, and content is...

The Monster at the End of This Book

* Reached No. 1 in Books on the App Store! * Winner of Cynopsis Kids Imagination Award – Best Preschool App! * Winner of Cybils Award—first Book App award winner!  This delightfully entertaining app is based on the classic Sesame Street story: "The Monster at the End...

Reading Eggs

* Parent and Teacher Choice Award Winner* Loved by Parents Best Family App* Loved by Parents Best Children’s App* Practical Pre-School Gold Award 2018* Academics Choice Smart Media and Brain Toy Award Winner The only regret I have regarding this app is that I...

Kidlo Bedtime Stories

Bedtime is a great opportunity to explore books and stories with little ones. This app is a great resource for that. 240+ stories are available within this app; many of them recognizable and loved by all! All of the stories come with two options: "read by myself" and...

StoryTime: Billy Goats Gruff

Billy Goats Gruff is a classic tale that is surely recognized by parents and children alike. In this story-book app, three billy goats try to make their way across a bridge, but an evil little troll presents an obstacle for them. Imaginative young children are sure to...
LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary

LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary

LaVar Burton, hosted the award-winning PBS Kids' series, Reading Rainbow which had a 26-year run. The purpose of the show was to encouraged kids in exploring the world of reading. LeVar Burton Kids Skybrary app (and website) follows this by providing access to 100s of...
Tiny Words Spelling Game

Tiny Words Spelling Game

Tiny Words Spelling Game is an early reading, spelling and word recognition spelling game. Though the app was created to help kids instantly recognize and spell sight words, this game could easily be used for children with a phonics-based education. Once a child has...
Victor's cold! Free

Victor’s cold! Free

Victor's cold! Is a sweet little story about a penguin that just can't seem to warm up. His mother and father are out and about, and the other Arctic animals can't seem to help him shake off the chill. This charming book is full of tappable fun, beautiful graphics,...
Sentence Maker

Sentence Maker

This interactive app is a great way to get young readers familiar and comfortable with sentence structure. With a simple interface, it is easy enough for a child to use on his or her own. A sentence with tiled words presents itself on the screen, along with a picture...
Dr. Seuss Treasury

Dr. Seuss Treasury

*Featured by Apple – Best New Apps*National Parenting Publications Awards Gold Award Winner*Tillywig Award Winner*Recommended by Parents’ Choice (Children’s Media & Toy Reviews)*Academic’s Choice “Smart Choice Media” Award Winner   Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss...

Wonderscope

* Mentioned in New York Magazine, Vogue, CNET, Fast Company, Variety, and Common Sense Media   Wonderscope is an app filled with creative and interactive stories that come to life using augmented reality (AR). With this app, common spaces will be transformed into...
Montessorium: Intro to Letters

Montessorium: Intro to Letters

Intro to Letters is a great teaching app that will help your child learn to recognize letters and their sounds. It is minimalistic, however, it nails the most fundamental concepts of reading and learning to write.There are many layers to this app. In one of the...
StoryToys Princess Rapunzel

StoryToys Princess Rapunzel

* 24 Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Awards* 5 International Serious Play Awards* 4 Kirkus Stars* 2 Bologna Ragazzi Digital Awards* Editors Choice – Best Apps For Kids and several others! This app takes kid books to a whole new level. Not only does it...
iWilde Collection: Oscar Wilde

iWilde Collection: Oscar Wilde

True to iClassics Productions, this app is a beautiful, truly immersive experience that engrosses the reader and tickles their fingers to explore its interactive pages. The app has over 61 animated illustrations, including 53 interactive pages, all accompanied by...