Parents
How to Raise a Reader


Music and Media Reading Apps


Toddlers and Preschoolers will love interactive book apps as well as letter recognition, literacy, and language skills apps which provide a great foundation for reading. As you and your toddler go through the “pages” of this electronic pop-up book, you will enjoy hearing animal sounds, and discover fun surprises as you touch the various objects in the illustrations. Individual words are also pronounced with the touch of the finger. Electronic book apps can provide a good foundation for book knowledge such as reading from left to right or where to read on a page. Other literacy apps provide letter sounds, letter recognition, rhyming, alphabetic knowledge, listening and comprehension skills, book enjoyment and knowledge and writing skills.
  • Toontastic Jr. Pirates: Toontastic Jr. Pirates comes with 12 scenes to inspire your child’s imagination by remixing to create their own pirate adventures. Pick a beginning, middle, and ending - then animate your story just like a puppet show, recording your voice while you move the characters onscreen!
  • Elephant’s Bath: Let your child play! Pop the bubbles, kick the ball, use different pieces of equipment to fix the bath and help the elephant. Along the way you can enjoy the story of a young girl, Zara and her elephant.
  • Farm 123- Story Toys, Jr.: Just like a real book, children can turn the pages and view pop-up scenes from different angles. Kids will love learning to count as they help Farmer Jo around the farm in this magical pop-up book and game. They'll have hours of fun playing with cheeky farm animals: chasing them, putting them in the pen, and giving them a good wash!


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