APPS FOR KIDS

Something that I have really became interested in while working at my new place are apps or ebooks for kids.  By this I mean applications that run on tablet devices like the iPad, Nook, Samsung Galaxy, and others.  We have been trying out the Nooks we have during my school readiness storytime and have had some mixed results. I am really excited to promote the use of applications as a supplement for a real book or story or even a concept.  I love print and advocate for print over digital forms but in this digital age we live in, there is no avoiding new media.  It really shouldn’t be avoided and can be utilized as a tool in a program or storytime.

One site that I have found extremely useful when it comes to apps and ebook is Little eLit.

I also look at Common Sense Media for app reviews.