Book Apps: {Reading Fun} Apps for Kids

Book apps can really bring a book to life, especially for kids who don’t like to sit still for very long or who are reluctant readers. They provide interactive reading fun and the best ones offer lots of opportunities for extended learning.

We at Kids Activities Blog hope that your child enjoys {and learns} from these great book apps for kids.

Book Apps: {Reading Fun} Apps for Kids

Book Apps

Here are five of our favorite book apps:

The Monster at the end of this Book   from Sesame Street. The classic tale from Sesame Street is brought to life in this hugely funny and interactive version. The reader is in control of the action and the playful antics on every page move the story along. Lots of giggles are guaranteed with this one!

PopOut! The Tale of Peter Rabbit from Loud Crow Interactive Inc. One of the most beautifully presented books apps I’ve seen and it’s full of interactivity. This one is as popular with me as it is with my son, it’s an absolute delight to read. Watch your kids smile as they pull-tabs and spin-wheels to bring Beatrix Potter’s tale to life.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App! from Disney. If you want laughs, look no further than Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App! Mo Willems is hugely popular in our home. His books always rouse belly laughs, not matter how many times we read them and this app does the same. Kids can create their own version of the hilarious “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!” story, record their own voices and learn to draw their very own pigeon thanks to a tutorial from Mo Willems himself. Get ready to giggle with this one!

The Heart and the Bottle from Penguin Group USA. This app is a gentle, calm and hugely engaging rendition of the tale from Oliver Jeffers. There is so much to discover and explore in this app and the wonders on each page are not made obvious. Instead, kids need to think about what is happening on the page and work out how to bring the book to life. There’s lots of problem solving and creative thinking involved in using this app and kids will be delighted when the unlock the secrets on each page.

Animalia for iPad from AppBooks. This is possibly our favorite book app. There is so much to explore on each page. Find items within the intricate illustrations and then click on them to hear their name and what the animal sounds like. Listen to the author, Graeme base narrating his classic tale. Find hidden objects on every page. Search for the picture of the author as a boy on every page, click on him and he’ll wave at you before running off to hide in a different spot next time. This one never gets old!

More Kids Activities

What are your kids’ favorite book apps?  Whether it is on a tablet or a real book, it is important to make reading fun for kids.  For more great reading related kids activities, we hope you enjoy these ideas:

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