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Apps and Digital Reading
The library is so much more than what is on the shelves! We are your entryway to a world of digital entertainment and educational opportunities. Check out the resources below to discover fun apps, reading games, digital books, and more!
A Note About Screen Time
Parents, it’s important to remember that experts do not recommend any screen time for children age 0-2. That includes television, movies, iPads, tablets, smart phones, etc. The reason is because that is the most important time for care givers to be interacting with the infant or toddler, which is what promotes brain development and bonding.
After two years, caregivers should be interacting with the child and the screen, asking open ended questions and encouraging conversation. That will promote the early literacy skills a child needs to be ready to read.
App Review Sites
Publishers Weekly: This Week in Apps
Publishers Weekly highlights a new children’s book app each week with a full description, background information, price and fun features.
Touch and Go
Touch and Go is a blog powered by School Library Journal. Discover the best apps and enhanced books for children and teens.
Kirkus Reviews the Best Book Apps of 2011. Explore over 50 electronic, interactive book apps. Continue to explore and read reviews on the latest in picture book apps.
Ocean House Media, Inc.
Oceanhouse Media, Inc. is a leading publisher of more than 315 apps. Favorites include Dr. Seuss, Fancy Nancy, Tacky the Penguin, and Byron Barton’s book apps.