Friday, May 25, 2012

Top 5 Reading Apps for Kids

Instead of Four for Friday, I'm shooting for five today!  Here are five of my favorite reading apps for the ipad or iphone!

For the very little ones in your house...

iPad Screenshot 1

  Super Why! PBS kids app highlights:
*  4 Different games within the app focusing on letter identification, letter sounds, letter tracing and word choice
*  Creates a virtual sticker book for rewards throughout the game
* $3.99

iPhone Screenshot 1Bob Books 2 App highlights:
* Make connections between letters and sounds by selecting letters to fit into boxes.  
*  Uses simple pictures that correspond directly to the words
*  Highlights words and sounds as they are read
*  Helps your little one to spell words with little or no help, depending on your level and amount of mistakes
*  $3.99

For the 5 to 8 year olds...

Bookster App highlights:
*  Read-along storytelling that reads to your kids
*  Records and plays their voices
*Teaches vocabulary
*Engaging narration by kids their age
* Turn-able pages, tap-able and highlighted words
*Free first book, all others between $1.99 and $3.99

For 8 to 12 year olds...

Nosy Crow's Cinderella App

Cinderella: Nosy Crow App features:
*  An interactive version of Cinderella
*  Help Cinderella tidy her house, dress the mean step sisters for the ball
*  Narrates with child voices
*Tons of fun activities, speech bubbles to add to text and sound effects

Bartleby's Book of Buttons - The Button at the Bottom of the Sea
Bartlebey's Book of Buttons app features:
*   Help Bartleby add buttons to his collection by traveling in a submarine to the bottom of the sea
*  Every page requires the reader to find the proper combination of actions to move to the next page
* Print stickers that have been awarded to you

What are your favorite reading apps?  Please fee free to add them here!

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