Monday, November 24, 2014

Get through holiday travel with great free apps

Chances are, this won't last the whole trip.

Traveling for the holidays and terrified about how you'll get through the car ride or flight? Of course, books and audiobooks are excellent choices to pass those long hours. But we also get lots of questions about apps for iPads and various electronic entertainment devices. There are tons of high quality apps out there that do more for their kids than merely occupy their time.

We research great apps through review journals, online reviews, and recommendations from other librarians and educators. We make many wonderful apps available on our circulating devices, and we give families a chance for hands-on exploration at our Digital Story Time programs. Most of the apps on our devices do cost money, but you have an opportunity during our programs to try them before you buy them.

Looking for something to download with no commitment? Here are some wonderful apps that are FREE to download!

PBS Kids Video by PBS Kids – Ages 5 and under

Toontastic Jr. Pirates Puppet Theater – Ages 5 and under

Felt Board – Mother Goose on the Loose by Software Smoothie – Ages 5 and under

Colors That Luli Loves by Michael Kariv – Ages 18mo-5 years

Jackie Junko by Springy Thingy – Ages 3-7

How Far is UP by E Sargeant – Ages 4-6

Chewing Gum Adventures by Happy Ink Publishing – Ages 4-7

Shout Science by Scott Dubois – Ages 7-11

Bill Nye the Science Guy by Disney – Ages 7-10

And as always, feel free to come on in and ask us for even more ideas.

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