Review Type: 
App
By Disney Digital Books

Librarian-Selected Apps for the Early Literacy iPad Kits

The Children's Library has six  Early Literacy iPads availble for checkout. The kits come pre-loaded with selected apps geared towards children ages 2 to 5.  The apps were specially selected for their early literacy skill-building qualities.  As we discover great new apps, we will update the iPad kits periodically.  In the meantime, here is the current list of apps you will find installed on Darien Library's Early Literacy iPads:

Write

Squiggles!, by Lazoo
Make your drawings go.

DoodleCast, by Sago Sago
Animate your doodles.

Endless ABC, by Callaway Digital Arts
Letter knowledge with silly monsters.

Letter School, by Boreaal
Learn to write with interactive letters.

Intro To Letters, by Montessorium
Capitals, letter combinations, & more.

Metamorphabet, by Vector Park
Letters come to life!

Grandma’s Preschool, by Fair Lady Media
Writing, numbers, puzzles, and more.

 

Sing

MGOL (Mother Goose on the Loose), by Software Smoothie
Recreate/reinvent your favorite rhymes.

Old MacDonald HD, by Duck Duck Moose
Silly version of a classic song.

Musical Me!, by Duck Duck Moose
Make animals dance to classic songs.

Sound Shaker, by Tickle Tap Apps
Make bouncing musical shapes

Kapu Bloom Tunes, by Kapu Toys
Draw beautiful petals that sing.

 

Talk

Axel Scheffler’s Flip Flap Farm, by Nosy Crow
Interactive flip books of farm animals.

Mr. Brown Can Moo, by Oceanhouse Media
Dr. Suess’ classic in an ebook version.

The Monster At the End..., by Sesame Street
Have fun with Grover.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App OR Mo on the Go, by Disney
Mo Willems is always a favorite.

Touch, Look, Listen ~ My First Words, by Story Toys
An interactive board book.

Toca Kitchen; Toca Monsters;  Robot Lab, by Toca Boca
Open-ended and imaginative play.

 

Spectrum

TTT (Learn New Language), by AppTalia
220 words in 12 different languages

ABA Flash Cards & Games - Emotions, by Innovative Mobile Apps
Flashcards and photos of emotions.

SoundMatch by EdNinja, by Club LIA
Memory with sounds.

See.Touch.Learn. OR See.Touch.Learn.: Emotions, by Brain Parade
Visual instruction for autism/special needs.

 

Play

Build and Play (1 and 2), by Croco Studio
Builds spatial awareness with fun builds.

Toca Band; Toca Cars; Toca Tailor; Toca Builders; Toca Monsters; Toca Town, by Toca Boca
Games that support creativity.

Make it Pop! by Tryangle Labs
Bubbles, balloons, popcorn, and more.

Spot the Dot, by Ruckus Media Group
Use your color skills to spot the dot!

Build a Train, by Playtend Apps LLP
Construct a train and drive it on a track!

My Very Hungry Caterpillar, by StoryToys Entertainment Limited
Grow a garden, eat fruit, and play with Eric Carle’s caterpillar.

Bug Builder; Forest Flyer; Pet Café; Ocean Explorer; Space Explorer; Friends; Monsters; Music Box, by Sago Mini
Open-ended and silly play.

 

Basic Math

Moose Math, by Duck Duck Moose
Count fruit to make smoothies and more.

Todo Telling Time, by LocoMotive Labs
Learn how to tell time by playing games.

Bugs&Buttons2, by Little Bit Studio
Beautiful bugs teach you how to count.

Thinkrolls 2, by Avokiddo
Steer a ball through complex problems.

Drive About: Number Neighborhood, by Artgig Studio
Fun math games by car, balloon, or boat.

Loopimal, by Yatatoy
Use rhythms to learn math skills with beautiful sounds.

 

Read

Moo Baa La La La; Barnyard Dance; Blue Hat; Green Hat, by Loud Crow
Interactive books by Sandra Boynton.

Trains OR Trucks by Byron Barton, by HarperCollins
For the transportation minded.

Green Eggs OR Cat in the Hat, by Oceanhouse Media
Dr. Suess’ finest.

Go Away Big Green Monster, by Night & Day Studios
Send away the scary monster!

Elmer & Rose, by Oceanhouse Media
Meet the most unique elephants.

The Three Little Pigs, by Nosy Crow
A lush and funny take on this fairy tale.

Kalley’s Machine Plus Cats, by RocketWagon
A story full of machine gears and cats!

Do you have a great app recommendation? Let us know in the comments below or send us an email at childrenslibrary@darienlibrary.org.