Felt Board-Mother Goose on the Loose (iPad, iOS 6.1+): This app is based on the award-winning early literacy program by Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen and the developers of the original felt app, Software Smoothie. This app works like a digital felt board, with some extra fun features. Move the characters and objects around on the screen to share Mother Goose rhymes and stories. Have children create their own narratives and learn fine motor skills by moving the felt pieces and adding sound effects that are built into the app. Here is Dr. Diamant-Cohen demonstrating the process here.
Need more ideas about how you could use this app? Take a look at the developer site and there are some useful extension activities to share with children here. You can also access this information via the app with an icon in the upper right hand corner.
Download this app via iTunes, it is free! Recommended for ages 2 and up.
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