In honor of Digital-Storytime’s recent makeover, this top ten list is a based on the books that scored high in a new category - Educational. These are all top picks for iPad books that make learning especially fun. These apps are for a wide range of ages and topics, showing off the iPad’s flexibility. It can go from enrichment for babies to entertainment to reassurance for anxious adolescents. At the end I’ve also selected my top 5 “Alphabet” book apps.
My top picks for educational book apps:
3. Fox In Socks – Dr. Seuss (or any other digital Seuss reader)
6. Milly, Molly and the Tree Hut (or any other title in the Milly, Molly series)
And a Special Bonus: There are a lot of ABC learning apps out there that cross-over into a genre I often call “digital board books”. The goal of these apps is to engage children with early literacy activities in an engaging way. Some are more like books, others game-like and some feel more like flash cards or early readers. However you classify them, though, all five of these are quite good.
Our Top 5 Alphabet Books:
3. FirstWords: Animals (or any of the many FirstWords apps)
4. The Lettermen go to School (or any of the many Lettermen apps)