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Help your little ones prepare for kindergarten by attending our weekly Ready for K Through Play story time at our Newport Branch. Read more
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If you are looking for some educational inspiration, check out our tips for things to do with your little reader, starring the little readers themselves.
It can be difficult for parents to find quality apps for their children. We are here to help!
Please be mindful of the price of the app and whether the app offers in-app purchases which could be costly if not managed with parental controls.
|Ages||Title||Description & Lesson||Price|
|0+||1000 Books Before Kindergarten||The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app lets you keep track of your reading activity quickly and easily.
– Scan books into your library
|1+||Kid Weather||A true weather app for kids designed by a 6-year-old boy (and his meteorologist dad). Real-time weather conditions, forecasts, science and fun facts about the weather..||$1.99|
Farlight lets you create captivating animated art.
|1+||Peekaboo Barn by Night & Day Studios||Simple app features clean design. Tap on the barn door reveals illustration of a farm animal making sound. Name of the animal appears in text and child or adult voice says name. Includes option to record voice.||$1.99|
|1+||Go Away, Big Green Monster||Based on the popular children’s book, this interactive app builds upon the book experience by progressively revealing each piece of the monster, putting the power in the child’s hands.||$2.99|
|1-7||My A-Z by Night & Day Studios
|Customizable Alphabet Flashcards help kids learn the alphabet and print recognition in a way that reflects their world. Use phone camera to take photos of things in their life as well.||Free|
|1+||Bebot||Bebot is a great puppet app for talking to your child. You can make him talk, sing & laugh. Works great with Boy + Bot book.||$1.99|
|2+||First Words Spanish||Animals build words in Spanish one letter at a time. It includes five categories: vehicles, colors, shapes & words from around the house.||$4.99|
|0-5||Doodle Critter Math: Shapes||Interact and play with basic shapes. Various motivational activities will inspire your children!||$2.99|
|0-5||Wee Sing ABC||Sing your way through the alphabet! This app combines music, animals & instruments from A to Z.||$2.99|
|2-5||Toca Life: Town||Kids rule in Toca Life: Town, a play world where anything and everyone is welcome!||Free|
|2-5||Bunny Fun: Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes||Get ready to sing, dance, create and learn on the iPad!||$1.99|
|2-5||Felt Board – Mother Goose on the Loose||This app offers fun, crisp graphics in each felt piece that can be placed, nursery rhymes to sing along with and musical instruments to play. This child-safe application offers children an engaging, multi-sensory approach to learning early literacy concepts.||Free|
|2-5||Lingo Zoo||Your child will quickly pick up both written and spoken words with this animal jigsaw game.||$0.99|
|2-5||Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame||Teaches kids to name their uncomfortable emotions and then prescribes a three-step process for dealing with those emotions.||Free|
|2-5||Endless Numbers||Kids will have a blast learning number recognition, sequences, quantity, numerical patterns, and simple addition with the adorable Endless monsters.||Free|
|2-5||Montessori – Things that go together||With the Montessori Things That Go Together app, you get six interactive workbooks and games to help your child develop their analytic and critical thinking skills.||Free|
|3+||Team Umizoomi: Math Racer||Your child can customize and race their own car while enjoying fun pit stop math challenges so they can learn as they play!||$4.99 – $6.99|
|3+||Little Writer||Teaches upper and lowercase letter tracing, along with shapes and words.||Free|
|3+||YouTube Kids||The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds to dive into a world of discovery, learning and entertainment.||Free|
|3+||ABC Mouse Books||This is an original ABCmouse.com story intended to help your child learn to recognize and read simple words in the -en word family||Free|
|3+||Toca Hair Salon 2||Operate hair salon in this free play game. Includes four characters and tools to creatively cut, color, and style hair, even beards.||$2.99|
|3+||Endless Reader||This app introduces sight words. Kids need to recognize these words by sight in order to achieve reading fluency. Kids will have a blast learning from the adorable Endless monsters.||Free|
|4+||Blue Hat, Green HatiOS||Three earnest animals and one misguided turkey learn colors and clothes.||$3.99|
|4+||Quiver- 3D coloring app||Color pictures and then animate them in the app. Requires special coloring sheets that you print out.||Free|
|5-8||Marble Math JunioriOS||Solve a variety of math problems by collecting numbers as you roll or drag your marble through a series of fun mazes.||$2.99|
|7+||LEGO Movie MakeriOS||Help your child bring their LEGO characters to life with the LEGO Movie Maker App. This fun, kid-friendly app brings the whole family together to create a custom LEGO stop-motion movie.||Free|
|7+||MoMA Art LabiOS only||Digital art activities inspired by works of art by Matisse, Calder, Murray, etc. Projects include sound compositions, shape poems, group drawing collaborations, chance collage and more.||Free|
|8+||World of GooiOS
|Physics-based puzzle game which features globs of goo that build and construct bridges and structures, among other objects, in a world of their own.||$2.99-$4.99|
|12+||YALSA’s Teen Book Finder by American Library AssociationiOS only||Reader Advisory app for teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators. Includes access to past three years’ of YALSA’s awards and lists. Create reading lists & share picks on Facebook/Twitter.||Free|