App Talk: Choosing a Book App (Episode 6)

Choosing a book app can be confusing. Remember to look for elements in a book app that you would in a regular book. The format might be different, but a book app’s purpose should always be to help boost your child’s literacy skills. Highlighted narration, rhyming, and simple interaction are good features to look for […]

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App Talk: Exploring Music (Episode 5)

One, two, cha-cha-cha! Music plays an important part of a child’s development. It helps build their mathematical reasoning, helps build social skills through collaboration and learning to express themselves, and encourages play. This month, Kate from Parr Library showcases two free apps that help you and your child explore music.

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App Talk: Story Interaction (Episode 4)

Story interaction is a great way to boost your child’s narrative skills, build vocabulary, and help increase reading comprehension. Kate from Parr Library explores different ways to encourage interaction while reading books or even a book app. Stop motion and felt apps help children actively recreate the plot or favorite scenes from a story.

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App Talk: Using Apps as a Family (Episode 3)

App Talk took a little break for the summer, but we are back with a brand new episode! In Episode 3, we explore ways to use apps as a family. As you engage in a conversation with your child they are building their narrative and socialization skills. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has a wonderful […]

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App Talk: Drawing Apps with a Purpose (Episode 2)

In episode 2, App Talk looks at using drawing apps with a purpose. Drawing apps can help build fine motor skills and narrative skills. Make sure that you test out the drawing app before handing it to your child, so that you can make sure the app is simple and easy to use. This month’s […]

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