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Mother_Baby_reading_tabletReading is one of the most important life skills one can own and a child is never too young to start learning. There is a large library of reading apps available for children and out of the many thousands on the app store, we have hand-chosen a selection of ten high quality apps especially aimed at preschoolers to help with reading in an enjoyable and engaging way.  This article is as seen on Australia based Mother & Baby Magazine.


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Hide Run Growl, a universal app by kide-storybooks, is the story of an adorable tiger cub whose mother has hurt her paw so he must be the one to go out hunting for food. It’s the cubs first time hunting alone and all the animals he encounters are either too big or too fierce for the little cub to handle except for one, which instead of hunting, he decides to befriend. (AU$0.99)


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Tail Toes Eyes Ears Nose by Auryn Inc. is a charming book app aimed at children 2-5 that helps them learn to recognise different parts of the body on animals and humans. Familiar animals such as a horse, pig, mouse, cat, dog, rabbit and more are depicted throughout the book which has a riddle-type element to it. An entertaining and enjoyable way for children to learn body parts and is sure to captivate early readers and non-readers alike. (AU$1.99)


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Lost Larry by Wasabi Productions is the third in the series of books about Larry Lizard written by Australian author Graham Nunn. Larry Lizard has gotten lost, and needs help getting home. At the end of the journey they help Larry to find a safe spot and stroke him until he falls asleep. This app is an interesting combination of a sweet simple story, and a series of mini-games which work on fine motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination and counting to 7. (AU$2.99)


$3.99USD
Bizzy Bear on the Farm Bizzy Bear on the Farm
Nosy Crow
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878, iPadMini5-iPadMini5, iPadMini5Cellular-iPadMini5Cellular, iPadAir3-iPadAir3, iPadAir3Cellular-iPadAir3Cellular (132.84 MB)


Bizzy Bear on the Farm is a universal app from British app developer Nosy Crow. It is based on their Bizzy Bear board book series and is aimed at 2-4 year olds. The book is very interactive –each scene has different activities for the child to do including: feeding apples to the pigs, collecting eggs from the hen house, rounding up the lost sheep and driving the tractor, tapping on the characters also elicits more dialog. This simple, charming interactive book is sure to keep toddlers and pre-schoolers engaged. (AU$1.99)


$2.99USD
Barnyard Dance! - Sandra Boynton Barnyard Dance! - Sandra Boynton
Loud Crow Interactive Inc.
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878, iPadMini5-iPadMini5, iPadMini5Cellular-iPadMini5Cellular, iPadAir3-iPadAir3, iPadAir3Cellular-iPadAir3Cellular (35.31 MB)


Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boyton is brought to life by Canadian app developer Loud Crow Interactive. It is accompanied by traditional hoedown music and Bluegrass musician John Stey calls out the lines as if you were at a Square Dance. All of the animals can be made to do their dance steps – by tapping, spinning or swiping you can have animals dancing all over the place.  A fun and lively rendition of a classic board book. (AU$4.49)


$1.99USD
I Love You All The Time I Love You All The Time
Cookie Bear Press, Inc.
Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878, iPadMini5-iPadMini5, iPadMini5Cellular-iPadMini5Cellular, iPadAir3-iPadAir3, iPadAir3Cellular-iPadAir3Cellular (36.71 MB)


I Love You All The Time is an iPad only app from Cookie Bear Press.  This delightful app is perfect for busy familiies or those who have family members who travel or live afar as the common theme is – no matter where you are or what you do I love you all the time. It is delightful rendition has digital animation, ability to record your own pages, bright and easy to see illustrations. (AU$1.99)


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No Dogs Allowed by Dutch app developer Tizio Publishing is a cute tale about the mythical “No Dogs”. The “No Dog” can only be seen by children, he is a cute ball of fluff with big floppy ears, six legs, two tails and wings. This fun story is told in a cute rhyming style, and illustrated with beautiful watercolor pictures, it has light animation and simple interactivity. After reading this every kid will want a No Dog as a pet! (AU$0.99)


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Animal SnApp: Farm by Nosy Crow, is a collection of six short stories written and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (who illustrated The Gruffalo). Each story is about one animal- Lucky Lamb, Gobbly Goat, Cuddly Cow, Portly Pig, Diggity Dog or Higgledy Hen. To choose a story the reader completes a sliding puzzle – matching animal tops and bottoms. These fun, rhyming stories are bound to be a big hit with little animal lovers. (AU$5.49)


$4.99USD
The Monster at the End... The Monster at the End...
Sesame Street
Category: Books, Education
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878, iPadMini5-iPadMini5, iPadMini5Cellular-iPadMini5Cellular, iPadAir3-iPadAir3, iPadAir3Cellular-iPadAir3Cellular (206.65 MB)


Monster At The End Of This Book is where loveable furry old Grover comes to life through animations and activities throughout the book. Grover acts out the various scenes in the book which include: tying the pages together, building a wooden wall and finally building a brick wall. It was easy to figure out what you were supposed to do on each page, because a yellow circle appeared with each task, something that is very good for young readers.  This is one of my favorite e-books that our family has read. The interaction, animation and story bring it to life. (AU$5.49)


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Join the magical world of Dr. Seuss through Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1 by Oceanhouse Media. This app features titles such as: The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The FOOT Book, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? and Fox In Socks all in one action packed app! Featuring a introduction screen where you can choose your favorite title, the app draws you into your favorite stories using individual word highlighting as the story is read, words flying in when pictures are touched along with a variety of concepts in each story. This app promotes early literacy skills, sounds, as well as tongue twisting fun! (AU$15.99)

About the iMums – Alison, Amanda, Grace and Mary are four mothers from different parts of the world dedicated to informing parents and educators about the best digital stories, educational apps, fun games and technology products available for children. They also offer the latest news in apps for kids, interesting articles, developer interviews, free apps and regular giveaways. http://www.theimums.com