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Apps for Preschoolers:
This app's interface is designed for pre-schoolers to learn the alphabet. Entertaining sentences go with each letter to reinforce its sound. Combines audio, voice and written words. Parents can even record their own voices so child learns from them.
Preschoolers can interact with this app to hear the sounds made by each letter of the alphabet.
Photos are shown of items when the word is sounded so that children can speak along with it.
The lite version of this app contains 26 colorful uppercase letters, each of which can be used an unlimited amount of times. The letters can be used for letter recognition and word formation. The full version for $1.99 contains numbers, lowercase letters, symbols, and funny figures, as well as 9 different backgrounds.
In this game letters are shown and sounded and the little ninja must slice through the correct letter. It is designed for preschoolers to learn letters and the sounds they make. Children can play at different levels of easy, medium and hard.
ABC Tracer animates and shows how to write the letters with strokes in the right order on the traditional red-blue guidelines, provides fun feedback of right and wrong strokes and provides a lot of re-inforcing fun activities.
ABC Wildlife explore letters, words, and animals, with over 80 animal words, hundreds of photos and videos, fun facts, and more.
AlphaTots contains 26 different games to help preschoolers learn the alphabet. Games involve robots, space aliens, and finding treasure and more.
Children's favorite fairy tales with beautiful illustrations one each page.
App for emergent readers, who drag letters into place to spell words and bring Bob Books to life. 4 levels increase in difficulty.
In this game, users trace and color letters of the alphabet and transform them into refrigerator magnets.
Watch a different animated movie every day and then test your new knowledge with an interactive quiz. Note: BrainPOP does have a subscription service if you want more than one movie a day.
Caboose helps young children learn prerequisite reading and math skills through two engaging games. In the first game, you complete patterns to help a dinosaur travel from the U.S. East coast to West coast. In the second game, you sort letters, numbers, shapes and colors to move across Europe.
Nosy Crow’s Cinderella app engages young readers, encouraging them to explore and play with this original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Beautiful illustrations draw readers right into the story, but the design keeps readers engaged as they explore the tap-activated dialog, scenes that extend beyond the screen, and narration that captures the playful tone of the story.
The classic children's story provides animations on every page, the ability to interact with things on the page, and audio narration.
This App offers a collection of classic narrated stories.
This fun and colorful app is designed to assist with language acquisiton, speech, and auditory development. In playing the user can see, hear, and say two or three word phrases. The developer states that it is especially effective with speech-delayed children and those with autism spectrum disorders.
This Dr. Seuss classic goes digital. In the Read to Me option, words are highlighted as they are read. In the Read to Myself option, the reader can tap on individual words and pictures for prompts.
Based on the Hooked on Phonics system, this app uses music, games, lessons, and stories to help preschoolers learn to read. It features three lessons, loaded with interactive fun as it teaches how sounds become words and words become stories. It’s just right for kids who know the sounds of the alphabet and are ready to take the first step into reading. It’s also a powerful tool to reinforce reading skills for beginning readers.
With this app, every letter of the alphabet turns into a toy, making learning the ABC's a fun, interactive experience.
Practice proper letter and numeral formation with self-correcting handwriting App. Letters are presented in isolation and also in short words. The free lite version is good, but doesn't contain the entire alphabet.
Alphabet Aquarium - THE BEST WAY TO LEARN THE ENGLISH ALPHABET! Four great puzzle games with letters and animated animals to develop your child's skills and prepare your kids for success in preschool and kindergarten curriculum.
This app gives the user a chance to interact with animations in the retelling of this classic story.
Audio narration is provided as well.
This collection of digital books features stories from all the Nick Jr friends, including PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, Dora and Friends, SpongeBob SquarePants, Team Umizoomi, Wallykazam, and Blues Clues!
These activities designed for ages 2 - 6 encourage language and motor skill development with friendly animals. The activities can be played in a number of languages including Spanish.
This app contains over 6000 words grouped phonetically. Each word is spoken for the user and the user can control the speed at which words are shown as well as select the font size and color.
Amazing sets of puzzles, games and quizzes for Toddler and Preschoolers to Learn Colors, Shapes, Numbers, Letters, Time, Sorting and Much More!
Easy to use recording app that can record for seconds or hours. Great audio quality.
Focused on learning common sight words, the app games help the user hear, see and spell 240 words.
This App is the "ABCs" section of Starfall.com's web site. Students can see, hear, and interact with letters and sounds in words, sentences, and games.
Do your students enjoy the web site Starfall.com? Now the can get all of the content from the web site in the "Learn to Read" in an App.
From PBS this app contains literacy games to help children recognize letter and sounds, begin writing, and identify words that rhyme.
The classic Aesop's fable about the boy who cried wolf is brought to life in a wholly new medium with vivid American Sign Language storytelling with over 140 vocabulary words, signed and fingerspelled.
This interactive ebook tells the classic story with lively inteactive animations and audio narration and special effect sounds.
The Monster at the End of This Book enhances the classic Sesame Street book with a completely immersive experience that draws children right into the story. The all-time favorite you loved as a child comes alive for today's young readers with interactive play, plus touch-point animation.
The Hare and The Tortoise is a classic story for children. It is very interesting and instructive. The Hare lost the race because of his pride. This story tells us that pride will come before the fall.
Children can interact with animation effects on the pages of this classic story as well as listen to a professional narration of the story.