Monday, September 10, 2012

September App Spotlight

We’ve added some great apps to our Early Literacy iPads since our last App Spotlight. Many are enhanced eBooks. Enhanced eBooks typically feel less like games and act more like interactive books.  These books often include a “read to me" feature but can also be read independently. Children can also interact with illustrations to reinforce themes or learning objectives. Stop by the RFPL Children’s Room to give the Early Literacy iPads and enhanced eBooks a try.

New Enhanced eBooks at RFPL:  

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
This enhanced eBook reads one of Dr. Seuss’ most famous titles to readers. Children have the option to touch the “page” and learn more about the illustrations.

Moo, Baa, La La La!
Based on the book by Sandra Boynton, this silly story will have the youngest readers laughing and practicing animal sounds. This app has the feel of a pop-up board book. The illustrations are fun to interact with and help to reinforce animal sounds for young readers.

Press Here
This app is a playful adaptation of Hervé Tullet’s playful book about dots. Each dot on the home screen leads to a different game or scenario that children can interact with. Some games can even be played with a companion (a great option for siblings or friends sharing the iPad).

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