7 Amazing Interactive Storybooks for iPad

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The iPad is the perfect medium for children’s books, but it can do more than simply display static words and images. Interactive books on the iPad allow pre-readers to listen to the story at their own pace, and beginning readers can tap on a word and have it spoken to them, helping them learn new words while reading on their own. There are lots of interactive books available, but a few are so breathtaking they inspire a love of story. Don’t miss these utterly amazing interactive books.

PopOut! The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Best for ages: 3 to 8
I love everything about this storybook – beautiful illustrations, amazing animations, classical music, and charming British narration. I cannot get over how real the blackberries look (you get to squish them, too!). $4.99

Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?

Best for ages: 2 to 8
If your kids aren’t Seuss fans already, they will be after reading his books like this! All of the Dr. Seuss interactive stories are extremely well done, and this is only one of many titles available. $3.99

Belle’s Art Museum Adventure

Best for ages: 3 to 8
Developed by a retired Montessori teacher, this interactive story features a girl exploring an art museum, a painting that comes to life, sound and animations on every page, a “read-to-me” option, and even museum tips for parents. $2.99

The Ugly Duckling Interactive Game Book

Best for ages: 2 to 7
This storybook is a great value – get the classic story, cute animations and interactions, plus 4 mini games (spot the difference, coloring, seek and find, and puzzles) – all for less than a dollar. $0.99

Teddy’s Day – Auryn

Best for ages: 3 to 8
Based on the much loved children’s book, “What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day?,” this app makes the story come alive with dazzling animation and spectacular watercolor-style illustrations $3.99

Flick The Little Fire Engine

Best for ages: 3 to 8
This interactive book has many unique features, including a “this book belongs to…” page, the ability to swipe the words, the option to hear the words spelled, and the choice to color any page you wish. $3.99

I Love You Through and Through

Best for ages: 2 to 6
Touch and tilt your iPad to make the animation come alive in this classic children’s story. The words are highlighted as they are read, and the original music and narration make this storybook a winner for even the youngest kids.$4.99

What are your favorite interactive books for preschoolers on the iPad?

The iPad is the perfect medium for children’s books, but it can do more than simply display static words and images. Interactive books on the iPad allow pre-readers to listen to the story at their own pace, and beginning readers can tap on a word and have it spoken to them, helping them learn new…

The iPad is the perfect medium for children’s books, but it can do more than simply display static words and images. Interactive books on the iPad allow pre-readers to listen to the story at their own pace, and beginning readers can tap on a word and have it spoken to them, helping them learn new…

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