The iPad is proving to be a big hit with kids. They already love the iPhone but they love the iPad even more because its bigger. A fast becoming popular category is the Children’s books. With the iPad’s gorgeous screen, audio capabilities and that great touch input allowing interactivity, it’s not difficult to see why. Here’s a list of some of the best iPad children’s Books Apps that are available:
Aesop’s Fables Audiobook
A beautiful rendition of 20 classic all-time favorite fables that teach morals. Next, think of spinning the wheel of fortune. Before reading any stories, children have to spin the wheel that makes selection of fable story fun and exciting. Readers are also rewarded with simple spot-the-difference games after reading fables. It also has both pre-recorded and recording audio functions in different languages. With intuitive and fun elements, children will grow to love this reading experience.
The Little Mermaid and other stories by H. C. Andersen
A classic tale brought to life with animations and sound effects. Also includes “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Happy Family”. Very similar to Alice for the iPad with its physics engine enabled interactions that use the accelerometer to move objects around within pages. A pretty good job of digitally remastering the original illustrations was done.
Alice for the iPad
This is probably one of the first that come to mind when you hear about children’s books on iPad. Beautiful artwork coupled the first physics engine enabled interactions. My favorite scene has got to be the one where Alice gets bombarded with cards.
Toy Story 3 Read-Along
The third part to this great series of iPad books that keeps getting better! It sports all the stuff you’ve come to expect from this series: narration, games, coloring. Now it also has a recording functionality and a song sing-a-long section. Kids can’t get enough of the characters from this great movie.
Dr. Seuss series
This is another very popular series for preschoolers. Their current top seller is “Green Eggs and Ham” but they have at least 9 others in the Top Grossing Books Chart, showing just how popular this series is. They use mostly the original artwork from the printed books and added a great narration engine. Readers can also tap on objects on the page to see and hear the name of the object displayed.