Tech Week: Read to Me

21 Jun

We’re living in a digital world now, and there’s an app for just about everything you can imagine. This week, The New Parents Guide presents Tech Week: we’ll spotlight some of our favorite family-friendly apps. Many are free; the others are worth it! Feel free to add the names of the apps you love in the combox.

Parents can get mighty tired of reading the same book over and over and over and over and over again to their toddler, who never seems to get tired of hearing the same story!  This is where book apps for kids can really come in handy.  Your little one can hear the story again and again, and the app will never be tempted to skip a page (or three)!  In addition to listening to the book, youngsters can interact with the story in different ways, depending on the app itself.

What author’s books lend themselves better to a story-and-more app than the incomparable Dr. Seuss?  Check out the Dr. Seuss’ ABC app, available for iPhone, iPad and Android.  Children can hear the book on “autoplay,” listen and read along as words are highlighted, or even read alone, “turning pages” with a swipe.  Touching different items on the screen displays new sight words for kids to learn.  This storybook is “read” by a real person, not a computer-generated voice, so the reading style is natural.  Priced at $3.99 (no matter what the platform), this app is less expensive than the book itself!

See our other recommended iPhone apps for kids!


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