Great Interactive iPad Storybook Apps for Your Kids

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June 24, 2014
Looking for some good interactive eBooks for your kids to read this summer? The list below is a great place to start with. These are basically iPad storybook apps that are designed specifically to enhance kids early literacy skills most specifically reading. All of these  eBooks come with awesome graphics and animations and include a wide variety of interactive  activities to keep kids engaged in their reading.

This is the animated version of the popular fairy tale "Three Little Pigs". This interactive eBook integrates excellent graphics and sounds that make the story alive and  hooks kids right into it. Kids can either choose to listen to the full story narrated by children or read it by themselves.They can also interact with the story in different ways . They can for instance flick the characters to make them jump or speak, blow on the screen to help blow down the pig's houses, chase the pigs down the road, tilt the screen to reveal more of the scene and find hidden characters and many more.

This interactive story is based on the popular Tv show character Olivia.Using a multi-sensory eBook platform with animations and narration makes kids reading experience even better. This story includes over 30 interactive animations, engaging effects and delightful 3D animations.

Lazy Larry Lizard is a great animated storybook app designed specifically for preschoolers (2-6) years. Kids get to interact with Larry and play an active role in the development of the story. The app uses a wide variety of stunning 3D animations, visual and sound effects and several other features to make kids reading engaging and purposeful.

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. Join loveable, furry old Grover as he tries his very hardest to tie down pages and build brick walls— all to keep readers away from the monster at the end of this book. The all-time favorite you loved as a child comes alive for today’s young readers with interactive play, plus touch-point animation.

Young readers will love escaping to a magical fantasy world of princesses and fairies in this classic tale, featuring games and puzzles that draw them ever deeper into the story. In the amazing 3D pop-up scenes they can dress-up fairies, enjoy a princess’s birthday party, navigate a 3D maze and solve a magical musical puzzle, and much more. Carefully designed to both entertain and educate, Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty is sure to delight!

Blue Hat, Green Hat, Sandra Boynton’s famous and funny book, comes alive with sound and zestily ingenious interactivity. This wonderfully clever digital book app will surprise kids and grownups alike. Turkeys may also enjoy it, if they can ever figure out how to turn the dang thing on.

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.

The "I Like" children's picture books are a magical way to enjoy stories with your child. Not only are the stories and pictures fun... they also help your child learn about the world they live in. It is a fantastic learning experience for kids of all ages from 0 to 6. The little ones will enjoy listening to lovely stories while looking at gorgeous pictures that are carefully chosen. Toddlers will love the interactivity of the picture books and click on items to discover new words. Young kids will enjoy these books to learn how to read as they see each word individually highlighted in red at the exact moment the audio is played back.

The delightfully illustrated story explores some of the wonderful possibilities the future holds for any child. When You Grow Up is also designed to cultivate a respect for the many professions that contribute to our community.

Join the Cat in the Hat in this interactive book app as he stirs up some mischief while Dick and Sally's mother is out and about! Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the story with your own narration. Will Dick and Sally get things back to normal before Mother returns?

“Don’t Let the Pigeon Run This App!” lets you create your own Pigeon stories with your pal, Mo Willems. Just follow as the Bus Driver asks you for your ideas—then shake the Pigeon. Your story is ready! Sit back and enjoy the show. Once you’re finished, try it again…and again. You can make as many silly stories as you want.