How to Raise a Reader

Music and Media Talking Apps

Jump start your child's language and literacy development with this collection of cool tools to get kids chatting. These apps will promote speech, talking, and vocabulary will help with language expansion, questioning skills (WH questions (What, where, when, why), following directions, environmental sounds (animal, car, object sounds), spatial concepts (in, on, under, next to, over), conversational and turn-taking.
  • Peek-a-Boo Barn Lite: Engage your child in this interactive environment and listen to animal noises, then push barn doors to reveal the farm animal inside. Available in 10 languages.
  • 100 words for Babies & Toddlers: This app is one of the easiest ways to help your child develop confidence while learning new words. Through colorful graphics, energetic sounds and vibrant animations, children have fun learning to recognize and start to establish basic foundation vocabulary.
  • Matching Pairs - Educational Learning Game for Toddlers and Preschool: This app is engaging for children and uses vocabulary, math, and language skills to create a great learning base. This educational game provides hours of fun and instruction.
  • ABC Games - Over 25 Alphabet Letter & Phonics Games for Preschool & Kindergarten: This app provides 25 fun interactive ABC Games. This app promotes phonics, letter recognition, language and vocabulary skills. This game allows children to work independently, learn out loud and follow directions.

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