“Introducing opera to a child can be daunting,” comments SLJ reviewer Pam Schembri. Two apps from DADA Company give it a try.
Devoted fans of television are often willing to watch reruns of their favorite shows, and that goes for young enthusiasts as well as adults. In Elmo’s World and You, Sesame Street remixes some segments from its television show (and related products) to create this app.
Share these digital resources with thespians and students of Shakespeare during National Poetry Month.
While genetics is a topic generally taught in secondary schools, an app from Avokiddo introduces the concept of DNA, and mutability, to a younger audience.
I’ve been doing a lot of app smashing these days, but I recently discovered that sometimes suites are just, well, sweet. Even sweeter when they are free. A little over a year ago, I kinda fell in love with Adobe Voice, for its easy, elegant storytelling affordances. Gather your images, hit the record button and […]
Two deep and highly engaging illustrated apps bring European history—from notes on royal scandals to video clips on how to catch a rat—to the iPad.
“Downton Abbey” withdrawals? While movies, books, and even travel recommendations have been made for those experiencing the symptoms, there’s always the Downton iOS option. But buyers beware; can you really afford this abbey?
Sandhya Nankani and Kabir Seth, the founders of two independent app companies, teamed up to push the children’s digital media industry toward a “larger commitment to diversity.” In 2015, Diversity in Apps (DIA) was born.
“Sparking curiosity and making connections to the world” are key to Tinybop’s mission. Today, the Brooklyn developer released Weather, its ninth app celebrating exploration and play.
Some wonderful news! First Lady Michelle Obama’s video below announces a significant new initiative designed to address the challenge of providing children living in low income households with equitable access to digital reading materials. Open eBooks, is a free app, offering thousands of popular and award-winning titles, available without checkout or cost. It targets all […]
Michelangelo vs Leonardo? Only in this app, which will challenge and entertain kids through 60 levels. And, who, knows, they may just learn a physics lesson or two.
As part of our MakerSpace, I decided that I wanted to set up a Green Screen Photo Booth, though the truth is that I know nothing about doing green screen photos. So I an by trying out a variety of apps on our iPad stations. Apps investigated include: Green Screen by Do Ink ($2.99) Green […]
Chances are that if you know any children, you know some that are fascinated with trains. Here’s an interactive app that will put them behind the control panels.
With the release of Millie Marotta’s Coloring Adventure for the iPad, it appears the coloring book trend has successfully made the leap to digital.
If you are in an iPad school, you’ll want to take a look at BookWidgets. BookWidgets is a super easy (no programming required) way to create interactive elements to share with learners on their iPads. A widget library presents more than thirty customizable options and a wizard talks the user through widget building. Among the […]
At first glance, Merete Pryds Helle’s Wuwu &Co. appears to be one of those apps in which a soothing narrator reads a story. But when readers are told to “pick up the book,” a new level of interactivity is revealed.
Nosy Crow, the developer known for its delightful—and quirky—contemporary remakes of classic folktales has just marked its fifth year in business with the release of another favorite children’s story.
Share the free Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s Spanish-language guide to using apps with children, Apps en familia, and our bilingual (and multilingual) app recommendations for children with the parents who use your library. If you don’t have Spanish-language apps on your library devices, it’s time to start a collection.
This time of year we are flooded by best or Top 10 lists. I love them, but it’s easy to drown. So I selected My Top 10 (or so) List of Top 10 (or so) Lists listing my personal favorites in hopes you might find some of my choices interesting. And here, just for fun, is […]