List/Grid Tag Archives: language

monster

Where’s My Monster?

Review Excerpt: Where’s My Monster is the second release from Martin Hughes (see also Monster’s Socks, CTR Editor’s Choice, July 2012). The narrative is drawn from ...
10fingers

10 Fingers +

Review Excerpt: Counting with your fingers comes naturally for most children (and adults), and it certainly gives the general concept of “base ten” a nice grounding. The ...
tllttg

Things That Go – Touch, Look, Listen

Review Excerpt: The third title in StoryToys’ series of visual dictionaries, Things That Go,  lets children discover 55 vehicles, grouped into 11 categories like trucks, diggers, ...
redinbed

Red in Bed

Review Excerpt: In the story, the rainbow wakes up in the morning and goes out to color the world in its own hues. When Red feels sick, the other colors help by taking up some of Red’s ...
disguises

PANGO Disguises

Review Excerpt: Part of the Pango series, this app lets you control story elements in five short adventures, each featuring Pango the raccoon. Each story element is introduced through ...
adventures

1000 Adventures

Review Excerpt: Books full of hot spots are common; so it’s nice when the animated effects tie into something dear to any child — his or her imagination Made in Spain and ...
BatmanVillains

Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure

Review Excerpt: You are Maxwell, in a DC Comics city such as Gotham City, Metropolis or  Atlantis. In order to stop various evil schemes, you type or sketch words to summon items from ...
doodle

Sago Mini Doodlecast

Review Excerpt: Note: This was formerly called DoodleCast for Kids by zinc Roe. This drawing app lets you simultaneously record your voice as you draw, then play back your drawings ...
ilearn

I Learn With Transportation

Review Excerpt: Featuring animated vehicles designed to deliver child-controlled language exploration in Spanish or English, this app lets children touch and hear the labels for types ...
kid

New Kid on the Block, The

Review Excerpt: Originally a Living Book (Broderbund, 1993), The New Kid on the Block brings 16 poems by Jack Prelutsky to life, with both read to me and let me read modes. Prelutsky’s ...
ocean

Sago Mini Ocean Swimmer

Review Excerpt: Like “Forest Flyer” (CTR June 2013), where you fly a bird around with your finger, Ocean Swimmer uses the same game mechanic using a little fish, with more ...
grover

Peekaboo Sesame Street

Review Excerpt: This celebration of Sesame Street characters (including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, and Oscar the Grouch) looks good, but the design could be more ...
ollie

Ollie the Cat

Review Excerpt: This first counting experience features illustrations from Jane Chapman and Tim Warnes that deliver a responsive early counting experience. The ten page ebook is narrated ...
loopy

Loopy Lost His Lettuce

Review Excerpt: In the story, you help Loopy the Snail try to find his lost head of lettuce. You tilt the screen to make Loopy move right or left or touch butterflies to capture as ...
actions

ABC Actions

Review Excerpt: Fifty common action words — in English or Spanish –  come to life through 150  open source photos and 100 videos from YouTube. Note that you need an Internet ...
abc

Playground 3 – ABC Edition

Review Excerpt: This is a collection of six activities that provide perfectly leveled practice with letter formation and letter-related sounds. You start by selecting one of the six ...
namegames

NameGames

Review Excerpt: Designed to let babies and toddlers control your iPad’s screen, NameGames (formerly called Pictoo’s NameGames) is a mash-up between a photo album and a busy ...
writetoread

Write to Read – WriteReader

Review Excerpt: Designed especially to teach children to read by helping them to create their own books, this app is based on “scientific research that substantiates children ...
spanishcolors

Spanish Colors

Review Excerpt: Designed to offer multiple-choice style Spanish language practice on color-related words, this language app features clear but sugary narration and multiple-choice problems ...
agentjack

Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Passport to Adventure

Review Excerpt: After you create one of the two available player profiles, you touch a world map to visit a country where you are presented with a challenge. Content includes eight ...
ladybird

Lucy Ladybird

Review Excerpt: This eBook contains 27 illustrations, available on a  swipe-by-swipe basis. The art is clear and noteworthy, in a style the author says was inspired by Eric Carle. ...
tiger

Daniel Tiger’s Day & Night

Review excerpt: Second in a series (the first is Play at Home with Daniel Tiger) this app playfully introduces the concept of morning and evening routines. It consists of ten activities ...
luca

Luca Lashes Visits the Doctor

Review Excerpt: Luca is a boy with magic eyelashes which give him special brave powers that help him with all his scary firsts. This is a good story idea and the illustrations are OK, ...
lostsong

Lost Song, The – Living Stories

Review Excerpt: Discover beautiful music hidden under layers of graphics, in this third interactive book app from the Living Stories series from Ravensburger. In the 27 screen story, ...
stilts

King’s Stilts, The

Review Excerpt: In terms of design, there’s nothing new about the Oceanhouse Media treatment of this early 1939 Dr. Seuss story. There’s the “Read to Me,” “Read ...
monster

Disney Pixar Monsters University Storybook Deluxe

Review Excerpt: Featuring authentic Monsters University graphics, music and narration, this 34 screen story features clever 3D page narrations, creating a nice extension of the movie. ...
trip

Trip, The – Little Critter GamePak

Review Excerpt: Designed to accompany the Little Critter eBook called “The Trip” this “GamePak” is a set of 50 workbook and flashcard style activities based ...
littlestory

My Little Story Factory

Review Excerpt: This is a mad-lib style story creation activity that lets you construct meaning by shifting pieces of text. The large number of possible combinations makes it possible ...
abcs

Madagascar: My ABCs

Review Excerpt: This app is designed to let children build their own alphabet book by dragging letter-related stickers onto a letter screen. These pages can be saved as images in your ...
bread

Slice of Bread goes to the Beach

Review Excerpt: This 15 screen/page ebook tells the story of what happens when a slice of bread visits the beach. The animated effects support the story, which is written, narrated ...
ruff

Ruff’s Bone

Review Excerpt: This is an updated iPad edition of the classic Living Book. If you’re in your early 20s, you might recall the CD-ROM edition of the story. Ruff loves his “Sunday ...
meanwhile

Meanwhile

Review Excerpt: This app turns a storyline into a maze with a visual branching set panels. You quickly learn that there are many different paths to the end, and only one has a happy ...
puzzle

Matching Puzzle Cards: Colors

Review Excerpt: This app turns the pedagogy of the flash card inside out, by making each card into an animated two piece jigsaw puzzle that you can snap together the parts.  For example, ...
littlered

Little Red Riding Hood

Review Excerpt: This interactive edition of Little Red Riding Hood is full of surprises. Don’t worry — the classic foreshadowing of being eaten by the wolf has been preserved ...
cinderella

Disney Princess Cinderella

Review Excerpt: This is a solid retelling of Disney’s Cinderella, with three modes, (read it myself, read to me, and record my voice). Content includes a sing-a-long to the classic ...
baby

Baby Learning Family

Review Excerpt: Baby Learning Family is designed to help your baby recognize, identify and interact with all your family members and friends, through a simple touch-and-hear browsing. ...
caillou

Step-by-Story – Caillou’s Window – A Fingerprint Network App

Review Excerpt: This story creation activity asks children to make a story that features Caillou, using a multiple-choice style menu. There are three options from the main menu: make, ...
pookie

Pookie’s Snow Day

Review Excerpt: This is a very pleasant, beautifully illustrated experience, although it is limited in terms of content. Consisting of nine interactive screens by Kati Nawrocki, children ...
nutcracker

Nutcracker, The

Review Excerpt: Timbuktu’s Nutcracker by Francesca Cavallo and Philip Giordano uses an innovative vertical (up and down) scrolling technique, where the activities and ideas unfold. ...
momotaro

Legend of Momotaro, The

Review Excerpt: With a design inspired by a scroll (or Emakimono) instead of a page, this beautifully illustrated folk tale contains ten scenes, each containing “hidden secrets.” ...
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