Children’s Room “Crayon Kiosk” iPads

Crayon KioskOur iPads are filled with fun & educational apps for all ages.  Here is a complete list of the apps & the age levels they are recommended for.

Ages 0-3

PatTheBunnyPat the Bunny -Your kids will giggle with delight as they play hide and seek with Bunny, pop bubbles in the bathtub, make music in the kitchen, catch butterflies in the garden, and much more!  (Editor’s Choice Award – Children’s Technology Review)

 

GoodnightMoonGood Night Moon-Children, parents and fans of this charming storybook will be delighted by the crackling fire, soothing piano music & sing-song narration as they help the little bunny say goodnight to all the lovely familiar things in the “great green room.” (Nominated: Best Story Book App-Best App Ever Awards)

 

MonsterAnother Monster at the End of this Book (Sesame)-There’s something waiting at the end of this book. Could it be…a monster?!? Loveable, furry old Grover is about to find out—and he’s bringing his equally loveable and furry friend Elmo with him! (2012 Parents’ Choice Gold Award; Winner of Appy Award: Best Book App)

 

BabiesMusicalHandsBabies Musical Hands -Every time your baby touches the screen, colorful stars will burst from their fingers. Watch them delight in the audio and visual feedback! (Best Infant App – 2011 Best App Ever Awards; Editor’s Choice Award, Children’s Technology Review)

 

Ages 3-6

pooh-birthday-appPooh’s Birthday Surprise is an interactive storybook app with activities that focus on early preschool education. Children read along with the word-by-word narration and join in the birthday party planning with their favorite Hundred-Acre Wood friends.  (no longer available)

 

pigeon-AppDon’t Let the Pigeon Run This App lets the children create their own Pigeon stories. This fully animated app includes shake-and-play technology, customized voice integration, and other exciting interactive features. Plus, drawing with Pigeon and Mo!

 

CatInTheHatThe Cat in the Hat– Interactive elements brings this story to life in a way that encourages reading.  This app is best used with kids and parents working together and finding the best-fit way to read and explore all the app has to offer. (Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award Winner; Tillywig Brain Child Award Winner; Academic’s Choice “Smart Choice Media” Award Winner)

 

RocketHow Rocket Learned To Read– Featuring the original story and artwork by Tad Hills, with delightful animations, lots of interactivity and two additional games to play makes this a captivating app.

 

PeterRabbitPop-Out! The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a charming retelling of the classic children’s tale.  A beautiful classical piano soundtrack accompanies a charming vocal performance mixed with the soothing sounds of birds, bonfires, and wind rustling through the fields. Explore every scene and discover the many delightful life-like interactions at your fingertips. (Kirkus Top Book App of 2010; Winner of Parents’ Choice Gold Award; Children’s Tech. Review Editor’s Choice)

 

Dino-StoreDino-Store Storybook– A trip to the grocery store leads to a whimsical tale as a family struggles to find a home for a dozen baby dinosaurs.  Interactive features, usually simple animations or silly sound effects, add to the humor and keep children engaged with the story. (Kirkus Star Review; Year’s Top Picks for Storybook Apps in Digital Storytime & iStoryTime)

 

SpotTheDotSpot the Dot– This eye-popping, interactive app invites toddlers and preschoolers to learn colors as they “spot the dot” in fun, engaging and highly varied interactive play spaces. (Editor’s Choice, Children’s Technology Review; School Library Journal Top 10 Apps for 2011; Parents’ Choice Silver Award; Mom’s Choice Awards’ Gold Award; 2011 Cybils Award Nominee)

 

ThomasFriendHeroThomas & Friends: Hero of the Railway is an interactive app storybook.  In addition to the story there are puzzles, a mini-movie, coloring pages and a matching game.   (no longer available)

 

CaterpillarThe Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends: Play & Explore is an interactive app featuring 8 games for preschoolers based on Eric Carle’s characters. The app focuses on kid-friendly, nonfiction science and nature information about wild animals, such as sea animals and insects. (Tech With Kids Best Pick App)

 

BugsAndBubblesBugs & Bubbles– Adults will appreciate the realistic graphics and beautiful classical music while the variety of fun games will entertain kids and help them learn some important skills in math, reading, critical thinking, and science. (Editor’s Choice Award, Children’s Technology Review)

 

JumpstartJumpStart Preschool Magic of Learning– This app is designed for little hands with big imaginations! It features 15 games designed to teach math, pre-reading and critical thinking skills.  This app is the perfect tool to keep your preschooler learning!

 

EndlessAlphabetEndless Alphabet– Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Each word features an interactive puzzle game with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition. Before you know it, your child will be using words like gargantuan and cooperate! (2013 App of the Year Runner-Up; App Store’s Editor’s Choice; 2013 Finalist Cybils Award)

 

DoraDora ABCs Vol 2: Rhyming Words– By matching rhyming words, your child will become aware of individual sounds (phonemes) in words and how they are sequenced and changed to make new words. The ability to hear, discriminate and manipulate phonemes is highly associated with reading readiness in early childhood and considered a critical skill for the development of reading skills.

 

SidSid’s Science Fair– Kids will learn about a variety of early science concepts through three different science stations.  (Editor’s Choice Award, Children’s Technology Review)

 

ZooTrainZoo Train features five different games plus a sticker reward system.  Game highlights include alphabet, letters, making words, patterns and shapes, puzzle logic, hand-eye coordination, and music fun. (Parents Choice Award Winner)

 

MoreTrucksMore Trucks HD– Although this app is light on learning, its heavy on fun! Each of the four games feature a full terrain unique to that trucks purpose.  (Editor’s Choice Award, Children’s Technology Review)

 

FacesFaces iMake: Premium is a creative app that allows kids to design portraits with random objects such as lemons, grape bunches, pencils, tape rolls, paintbrushes, cheese graters, dominoes, etc. Users can also upload photos using their phone’s camera or use a photo from the device’s image library. (Parent’s Gold Choice Award 2010)

 

Lego Jr.Lego Juniors Create & Cruise – Children can use their imagination to create their very own LEGO vehicles and minifigures.

 

SparkyAppSparky’s Birthday Surprise-It’s Sparky the Fire Dog’s birthday, and his doggie friends are throwing a surprise party. In this fun and original tap-and-play storybook app, kids will learn important fire safety skills while joining the excitement of preparing for a surprise birthday party. (Winner of Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award)

 

Ages 6-10

DisneyDisney Animated – The app features a thorough look at the history of Disney animation from the days of hand drawings to today’s computer-generated imagery.  With 750 animated clips and more than 150 images, there’s plenty here to keep fans occupied. The interactive elements make it less of a textbook and more of an interactive playground. (Awarded Apple’s iPad App of the Year 2013; Mashie Award finalist: Best Branded App – Mashable; Awarded Best Digital Book in the FutureBook 2013 Innovation Award; Nominated for the 2014 SXSW Interactive Award in the Art Category; Awarded 2014 Best App for Teaching & Learning by the American Association of School Librarians; 2013 Cybils Award)

 

AtlasBarefoot World Atlas – It’s never been easier to explore the world’s continents, great oceans and changing environments. As you travel from country to country, you’ll meet different people from around the planet and find out about their way of life. With the tap of a finger, you can encounter amazing wildlife, and discover famous landmarks, fantastic natural features and remarkable buildings. (App Store Best of 2013; 2014 Nomination Webby Awards – Education & Reference Category)