Parent & Caregiver

Apps for Preschoolers:
Letters
Cost: $0.00

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $1.99

This App provides interactive flashcards that aid in teaching young children to recognize, say and print English alphabet letters.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

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.

Compatible with iPad
Cost: $0.99

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

This game contains 56 word family groups related to short and long vowels, 2-letter vowels and 3-letter vowels.  Various games teach and reinforce spelling, phonics, beginning and ending sounds, pronunciation, and matching words and images.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $0.00

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.

Compatible with iPad
Cost: $2.99

ABC Wildlife explore letters, words, and animals, with over 80 animal words, hundreds of photos and videos, fun facts, and more.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

Train, truck and worm animations come to life for children to follow, while showing the proper way to write alphabet letters and numbers.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $2.99

AlphaTots contains 26 different games to help preschoolers learn the alphabet.  Games involve robots, space aliens, and finding treasure and more.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $0.00

Children's favorite fairy tales with beautiful illustrations one each page.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

Do your kids always ask for stories when they go to bed? Are they bored of the same old story books you have at home? With Bedtime Stories Collection, you can find all the beloved characters: Sleeping Beauty, Three Little Pigs, Robin Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White, Gulliver, Pinocchio, Aladdin, and more.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $3.99

App for emergent readers, who drag letters into place to spell words and bring Bob Books to life. 4 levels increase in difficulty.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $3.99

In this game, users trace and color letters of the alphabet and transform them into refrigerator magnets.

Compatible with iPad, Android Tablet
Cost: $0.00

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $0.99

Preschoolers can follow the bumblebee in these games to hear words pronounced, learn to count, recognize words, and to have a page of text read to them.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $1.99

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $4.99

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

The classic children's story provides animations on every page, the ability to interact with things on the page, and audio narration.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

This App offers a collection of classic narrated stories.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $0.99

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.

Compatible with iPad
Cost: $3.99

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $0.00

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $2.99

With this app, every letter of the alphabet turns into a toy, making learning the ABC's a fun, interactive experience.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $2.99

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $4.99

Jan Brett’s interpretation of The Night Before Christmas comes to life in this deluxe app that includes beautifully animated versions of her classic art, playful interactive elements on every spread, and an Autoplay version with original music performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $4.99

This app gives the user a chance to interact with animations in the retelling of this classic story.

Audio narration is provided as well.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.99

This is a funny, engaging interactive eBook that offers both "Read to Me" and "Read on My Own" options.

Compatible with iPad
Cost: $0.00

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!

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

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. 

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

Amazing sets of puzzles, games and quizzes for Toddler and Preschoolers to Learn Colors, Shapes, Numbers, Letters, Time, Sorting and Much More!

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $0.00

Easy to use recording app that can record for seconds or hours. Great audio quality.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $2.99

Focused on learning common sight words, the app games help the user hear, see and spell 240  words.

Compatible with iPad
Cost: $0.00

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $0.00

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $3.99

From PBS this app contains literacy games to help children recognize letter and sounds,  begin writing, and identify words that rhyme.

Compatible with Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $4.99

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.

Compatible with iPad, Android Tablet
Cost: $4.99

This interactive ebook tells the classic story with lively inteactive animations and audio narration and special effect sounds.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $0.00

The Lion and The Mouse is a classic Aesop's fable, which is not only vivid and interesting, but contains profound life philosophy. We can learn from this story that mightiness and weakness are relative; we cannot ignore weak functions.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $4.99

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $1.99

This richly illustrated, interactive story is a twist on Goldilocks and The Three Bears.   These bears are pandas who live in a bamboo forest and Goldilocks' name is Mei Mei!  Fortunately, there is a happy ending. 

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $1.99

What happens when YOU wake up on the wrong side of the bed?  Find out what happens to Mott in this interactive story with a funny premise.  2D or 3D, read to yourself or the app will read to you. 
Selected as one of the 10 Best Children's Book Apps of 2010 by Kirkus Reviews.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad
Cost: $4.99

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.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet
Cost: $4.99

Children can interact with animation effects on the pages of this classic story as well as listen to a professional narration of the story.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad