After trying out many book apps, I’m convinced that eBooks count as valid reading material. At the moment, there are many great books for young children but the selection dwindles for the tweens and teenagers. But I’m sure that will change soon as more people adopt the technology.
Also, I’ve read about eye strain, a concern of mine, and found that is it’s not so much about the screen as about giving your eyes a break – no matter what screen you’re using, Kindle, Nook, iPad, or computer. Just be aware of that as you read stories on any device.
Best 0 – 5 Year Old Book Apps
My Ocean Friends (FREE)
Best 5 – 9 Year Old Book Apps
My favorite book app: Frog and Ox In French and English, with gorgeous illustrations.
3 Pigs Story Chimes (FREE)
Toy Story (FREE)
Skip The Magic School Bus Oceans – it’s way too expensive and not worth the price.
Best Tween and Teen Book Apps
My favorite comic book app: Be Confident in Who You Are – Please buy this book for your tween – it’s really helpful and engaging. It’s realistic and shows how kids can navigate through the issues of middle school. I love books that are also teaching tools like this one.
Archie Comics (some FREE)
My other favorite: Nancy Drew Shadow Ranch
Other Sites with Book App Reviews:
More . .
- Even More Educational iPad Apps (November 2011)
- Best Educational iPad Apps (Summer 2011)
- 12 Educational iPad Apps (Spring 2011)
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