5 Kids' Book Apps to Get Them Reading!
You're stuck in the grocery line or on the "are we there yet?" leg of a road trip and need to keep your kid occupied, but don't want to hand them a mindless game app. Here's an alternative: get them reading with one of these kids' book apps that will keep them busy, and you guilt-free that their time is well-spent!
- Moo, Baa, La La La! ($1.99 iPhone, iPod, iPad; $4.06 Droid)
Sandra Boynton's classic is even more fun as an interactive book, complete with illustrations that come to life when you tap them, silly animal sounds and original music too.
- Dr. Seuss's ABC ($3.99 Droid, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
If your kid is learning her ABCs, this kids' book app will help teach her the Dr. Suess way with hilarious pictures and words that zoom in when spoken or tapped.
- PopOut! The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin ($2.99 iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
This beautiful digital version of a kids' pop-up book lets little readers pull tabs, spin wheels and touch objects to make them virtually spring from the screen.
- Tales2Go (Free, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad)
This library of more than 1,400 audio books for kids (and some titles for moms, too) gives you a virtual selection of popular stories to listen to on the go. (After a 30-day free trial, you can sign up for subscription options, including an annual plan that costs less than $2 a week.)
- JibJab Jr. Books
This iPad app (from the popular e-card site) makes your kid the main character in a story called "The Best Pizza Ever." Plug in their photos and names and they'll be reading about themselves. (You can sign up for a $3.99 monthly subscription for additional titles.)