March 7, 2013 - 20:26 — AnnMcWilliamsPiraino

Here are some fun interactive apps based on picture books. Remember, technology is best for young children when parent
and child interact with the technology together.

The Monster at the End of this Book...Starring Grover by Sesame Street. $4.99; for iPhone and iPad.  Grover
When Grover hears that there is a monster at the end of the book, he tries various ways to prevent the reader from reaching
the end of the book. With interactive features, such as untying ropes, and demolishing a brick wall, this app shines. Winner of several awards, including Best Preschool App.

The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton.  IOS 3.2 or later.  $2.99 Ipad; $1.99 IPhone.
It's time for bed, and the animals on a boat are going through their bedtime routine. Children can help the animals get ready
for bed by hanging up towels, opening drawers, and running hot water. Tilting the IPad allows children to rock the boat.

Go Away Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley. For IPad. $2.99.
When a big green monster appears, children have the chance to make each part of the monster (eyes, nose and mouth) go
away. Multiple  narration options come with the app including a reading by the author, and a musical version that will have
you and your child singing along.

For more great apps, check out School Library Journals list of recommended apps at
http://www.slj.com/2013/01/books-media/reviews/apps/touch-and-go/a-long-list-of-recommended-apps/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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