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The Children's Library has four Early Literacy iPads available for check out. The kits come pre-loaded with selected apps geared towards children 5 and under. The apps were specially selected for their early literacy skill-building qualities, and are organized into categories that are vital to early literacy: read, write, talk, sing and play. As we discover great new apps, we will update the iPad kits periodically.

For older children, borrow our Elementary iPads.

Here is the current list of apps you will find installed on Darien Library's Early Literacy iPads:

Basic Math

Bugs & Buttons 2 By Little Bit Studio
Beautiful bugs teach you how to count.

Busy Shapes By Edoki Academy
Explore shapes and practice hand-eye coordination with the fun game.

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

Endless 123 By Originator Inc.
Learn numbers and math with silly monsters and puzzles.

Loopimal By Yatatoy
Make animals dance with shapes.

Moose Math By Duck Duck Moose
Count fruit to make smoothies and more.

Puppy Preschool By Sago Mini
Introduce numbers, shapes, matching, and fun with adorable puppies!

Splash Math By StudyPad
Kids who love animals learn math through fun games!

TallyTos By Spinlight Studio
Introduce numbers with fun games!


Play Theater By Nosy Crow
Set the stage, choose your characters, and record your own story!


Bug Builder; Space Explorer; World By Sago Mini Open-ended and silly play.

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

Build and Play 2 By Croco Studio
Constructions that build spatial awareness.

Cookie Doodle By Shoe the Goose
Learn about recipes and math by making pretend cookies!

Curious George Train Adventures By Haughton Mifflin Harcourt
Help George drive a train and solve fun puzzles along the way.

Lego Duplo Train By Lego System A/S
Drive a colorful train from station to station.

Miximal By Yatatoy
Create silly animal creations in this fun app.

My Very Hungry Caterpillar By StoryToys Entertainment Limited
Play with Eric Carle’s caterpillar.

Peek-a-zoo By Duck Duck Moose
Play peek-a-boo with fun animals.

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

Toca Planes By Toca Boca
Have fun with animals and the power of flight.

Toca Tea Party; Toca Tailor; Toca Builders; Toca Monsters; Robot Lab By Toca Boca
Games that support creativity.

Toolbox; Farm By Sago Mini
Use tools with Sago Mini friend!

TotemUp By Minilab Studios
Practice math by stacking monsters!


Animal Rescue Book By PatrickGeorge Ltd
Change the story and rescue animals by flipping pages in this interactive book.

The Berenstain Bears’ Dinosaur Dig By Oceanhouse Media
An interactive book with famous bears!

Endless Reader By Originator Inc.
Reading with silly monsters.

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed By Oceanhouse Media
An interactive book with 5 silly monkeys.

Flip Flap Farm By Nosy Crow
Create silly animal poems by mixing and match farm creatures.

Go Away Big Green Monster! By Night & Day Studios
Send away Ed Emberley’s scary monster!

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site By Oceanhouse Media
Say goodnight to all the trucks and machines.

Goodnight Moon By Loud Crow Interactive Inc.
Interact with this classic goodnight story.

Green Eggs and Ham By Oceanhouse Media
Dr. Suess’ finest in interactive eBook form.

I Love You Too By Oceanhouse Media
Sing and play with Ziggy Marley!

The Kissing Hand By Oceanhouse Media
Interactive book easing fears about school.

Leo the Lightning Bug By Oceanhouse Media
Leo’s adventure to make his own light.

Moo Baa La La La; Blue Hat, Green Hat By Loud Crow
Interactive books By Sandra Boynton.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin By Oceanhouse Media
Learn about tolerance and self-acceptance.

Steam Train, Dream Train By Oceanhouse Media
Load the dream train and have sweet dreams.

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

Trains By Byron Barton By HarperCollins
For the transportation-minded.

Word Wagon By Duck Duck Moose
This app is an excellent introduction to letters for pre-readers.


Bubl Gelato By Bubl
Create the world’s first musical ice cream!

Con le Orecchie di Lupo By Five5ifty
Join Lupo as he uses his ears to explore an amazing world of sound.

Kapu Bloom Tunes By Kapu Toys
Draw beautiful petals that sing.

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

Music Box By Sago Mini
Tap out the rhythms to songs you know.

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

Sound Shaker By Tickle Tap Apps
Make bouncing musical shapes

Toca Band By Toca Boca
Play with sounds with your own band!

Ultimate Kids Song Collection By Hoy Yan Mak
Collection of favorite nursery rhymes & songs!

Whees on the Bus HD By Duck Duck Moose
Silly version of a classic song.


ABA Flash Cards & Games - Emotions & Touch and Learn: Emotions By Innovative Mobile Apps
Flashcards and photos of emotions.

Avokiddo Emotions By Avokiddo
Help your kid get in touch with their feelings with this excellent app.

Kid in Story Book Maker By Enuma, Inc.
Create and customize storybooks with photos of your child and others.

Model Me Going Places II By Model Me Kids, LLC
Videos to help navigate in the community.

SoundMatch By EdNinja By Club LIA
Memory with sounds.

See.Touch.Learn. By Brain Parade
Visual instruction for autism/special needs.

Touch and Learn – Emotions By Innovative Mobile Apps
Learn about emotions through photos of kids.


Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App OR Mo on the Go By Disney
Create your own stories with Mo Willems!

Endless Spanish By Originator Inc.
Learn Spanish with funny monsters.

Little Chickies (Los Pollitos) By Canticos
Sing and learn with three Little Chickies!

Mr. Brown Can Moo By Oceanhouse Media
Dr. Suess’ classic in an ebook version. Try making the sounds along with Mr. Brown!

The Monster At the End... By Sesame Street
Have fun with this interactive ebook about Grover.

Peekaboo Barn By Night & Day Studios, LLC
Guess which friendly farm animals are waiting to surprise your child.

Peekaboo Wild By Night & Day Studios
Discover animals from around the world.

Peek-a-Zoo HD By Duck Duck Moose
Meet different animals in a fun guessing game.

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


Endless Alphabet By Originator Inc.
Letter knowledge with silly monsters.

Grandma’s Preschool By Fairlady Media
Writing, numbers, puzzles, and more in a school setting.

Intro To Letters By Montessorium
Capitals and letter combinations.

LetterSchool By Sanoma Media Netherlands B.V.
Learn to write with interactive letters.

Metamorphabet By Vector Park
Interact with the letters of the alphabet.

Name Play By Edoki Academy
Kids learn to write their first name with fun games.

Star Fall By Starfall Education
Letter and phonics knowledge.

Do you have a great app recommendation? Send us an email.

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