List/Grid Tag Archives: reading

wordbuilder

WordBuilder

Review Excerpt: Tthis app models phonemic sounds with a  human mouth, so children can see the way a mouth moves when making different phonemic sounds. It is important to note that ...
littlepigs

Three Little Pigs, The: Interactive Book with Mini Games for Kids

Review Excerpt: This app combines a homemade version of the Three Little Pigs with a set of coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles and a game of concentration. The pages let children play with ...
vocab

MindSnacks – Kids’ Vocab

Review Excerpt: Get ready for the SAT early, with this set of timed reading and comprehension questions. The games cover vocabulary development, with new words and phrases. Content ...
hurray

Hurray for Today!

Review Excerpt: The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library — based on Oceanhouse Media’s (OHM) tried-and-true design — keeps growing (23 titles as of June 2014). Hurray ...
traindragon

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Official Storybook App)

Review Excerpt: This app contains an ebook, coloring activity, and two arcade-style games. The coloring book contains six pages that can be filled in or saved. The two games are:  ...
bubblebomps

The Bubble Bomps

Review Excerpt: Featuring 22 verticle-scrolling page transitions, this is a story about a boy named Jacob and his block friend Elo as they have a day of fun. You can touch some items ...
ants

Strange and Wonderful World of Ants

Review Excerpt: Three reading levels in the same book? Why not? While we’re at it, why not let a child pick the level they like, from any page? First published in 2011, The Strange ...
rio2

RIO 2 (Official App for the Movie)

Review Excerpt: In case you missed the movie, this 19 screen book-like app relives the key moments of how a family of macaw parrots finds a new home. Besides the story, presented as ...
inside

Inside Your Outside

Review Excerpt: Part of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library series, this playful romp through human anatomy uses rhyme; for example “you have six hundred muscles and here’s ...
grandpa

Grandpa in Space

Review Excerpt: Silly yet slightly scientific, this app playfully introduces sets of multiple-choice school readiness exercises with NASA facts and footage about the planets. Content ...
wonky

Wonky Donkey, The

Review Excerpt: This celebration of unconventional language comes from the printed book published by Scholastic, with a hillbilly guitar vocal by Craig Smith (Author), and illustrations ...
numbers

Incredible Numbers

Review Excerpt: This interactive book mixes clearly written middle and high school level reading with 71 interactive, embedded and finger-driven math demonstrations. As a result, this ...
reader

Endless Reader

Review Excerpt: This app is designed to introduce children to sight words. If you’ve ever played Endless Alphabet (CTR Feb 2013) or Endless Numbers, you get the idea of Endless ...
curious

Curious About Letters

Review Excerpt: Two activities  — upper/lower letter matching, and letter tracing, feature the Man with the Yellow Hat and Curious George. Subscribers, please log into our database ...
insects

Alphabet of Insects

Review Excerpt: Inspired from the 2007 book by Palm Publishing and the Smithsonian Institution, this Bug Alphabet book features 26 bugs; one per screen, with two paragraphs and clear ...
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 ...
rollingpea

Rolling Pea

Review Excerpt: This 29 screen animated storybook tells the story of a boy with an unusual name (Rolling Pea) who must try to rescue his brothers and sisters from an evil dragon. The ...
nutjob

Nut Job, The (The Official App for the Movie)

Review Excerpt: The Nut Job movie comes to an app, with four activities and a narrated page-by-page storybook. In the story, you join Surly the squirrel as he helps the squirrels get ...
monsterabc

Monster ABC – Learn With The Little Monsters

Review Excerpt: This is a phonics drill app that asks you to match pictures to initial sounds. Successful answers are rewarded with interesting monsters — the more words you unlock, ...
nancydrew

Nancy Drew: Ghost of Thornton Hall

Review Excerpt: Nancy Drew has appeared in books, movies and PC / Mac platforms. This app marks her debut on tablets (iPad, Kindle and Android). SIn the first of the series, Ghost of ...
love

Love, The App

Review Excerpt:  The original book, published fifty years ago in 1964 in France, was originally described as a colored graphic poem, complete with holes in the paper. Those holes have ...
horseshow

If I Ran the Horse Show

Review Excerpt: This 29 screen “book app” lets you join the Cat in the Hat, as he visits a horse show and explores the horse related vocabulary that is surprisingly un-watered ...
amico

Amico Ragnolo

Review Excerpt: Amico Ragnolo follows the beginning of an adventure between two unusual friends; a duck and a spider. It starts when the duck finds Ragnolo the spider on a lettuce leaf, ...
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 ...
pjs

PJ’s PJs – Giraffes!

Review Excerpt: Clear fictional illustrations and nice quality music help children better understand Giraffes. In the story Percival Jenkins loves bedtime and his amazing animal pajamas. ...
reptiles

Miles and Miles of Reptiles – All About Reptiles

Review Excerpt: Oceanhouse Media’s The Cat in the Hat Learning Library continues to expand, with this playful collection of facts about reptiles, including snakes, lizards, turtles, ...
fairy

Magical Fairy Friends: Dorothy the Rainbow Fairy

Review Excerpt: Dorothy the Rainbow Fairy is a 16 screen ebook that is loosely based on the science of light, with graphic elements that you can control. Each page has a rainbow colored ...
jake

Jake’s Never Land Shapes and Patterns

Review Excerpt: This combination ebook/shape app features three didactic shape games that vary in quality but are not well integrated into the story, and a Puppet making activity that ...
jack

Jack and the Beanstalk by Nosy Crow

Review Excerpt: As with many ebooks, you start with the choice of two confusing options — “Read and Play” and “Read by Myself” (ironically, both require ...
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 ...
bears

The Berenstain Bears Lose A Friend

Review Excerpt: This 27 screen story brings another Berenstain Bears story to the touch screen, with text scaffolding techniques that includes object labeling by way of zoom out word ...
dinosaur

Alphabet of Dinosaurs: Smithsonian Alphabet Books

Review Excerpt: This is an official Smithsonian Institution licensed app, with dinosaurs that are listed alphabetically (from A to Z). As with other Oceanhouse Media apps, you get highlighted ...
saber

Smithsonian- Saber-Tooth Trap

Review Excerpt: Children explore the environment of the Saber-Tooth Tiger by way of clear illustrations from Soundprints and the Smithsonian Institution. In the story, the Saber-Tooth ...
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 ...
frozen

Frozen: Storybook Deluxe

Review Excerpt: This app makes a nice extension of the animated Disney movie “Frozen”, with some additional early reading practice and spatial problem solving opportunities. ...
school

Wubbzy’s Magic School

Review Excerpt: Based on “Meet the Wuzzles,” this app lets your child play along with Wubbzy and pals, Daizy, Walden and Widget. In the story, when Wubbzy and his friends ...
dance

Wubbzy’s Dance Party

Review Excerpt: Based on “Meet the Wuzzles,” this app lets your child play along with Wubbzy and pals, Daizy, Walden and Widget.  In the story, The Wubb Club is planning ...
touch

Touch, Look, Listen: My First Words

Review Excerpt: This “visual dictionary” looks and acts like previous StoryToys apps, with 3D popup pages that magically unfold. Unlike the others, this app has a specific ...
sata

Santa’s Suit is Missing!

Review Excerpt: In the story you are the main character.  Santa’s Suit is missing, and your  mission from Santa is to find a new suit and help save Christmas. You can read the ...
pan

Pan II: Chasing the Keeper

Review Excerpt: This 14 screen adventure contains plenty to explore. Because the text is narrated, it makes a good language experience. The interactive elements aren’t flashy ...
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