Today in App Time we demonstrated:
Kalley’s Machine Plus Cats
Developed by RocketWagon
This app is a delight! Kalley’s Machine Plus Cats is based on a true story. Kalley actually did make a drawing of a machine that would make food so that her dad could skip work and stay home with her. Her dad explains that he has to work for more than just food on the table, but Kalley assures him that she will make machines for those things, too! Instead of creating the machine, Kalley’s dad helped her make the drawing into a book app. Have fun exploring the different parts of the machine. Crank gears and lift levers. Bake marshmallows, and put food in the refrigerator. Talk with your child about the science behind machines and have them create a machine of their own. When they explain their machine to you, they are strengthening their narrative skills! There is highlighted narration in the book. Tap on a word to hear it again. This is a great feature for word recognition and building vocabulary skills.
Developed by Little Pim
Free in iTunes
Help your child learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, and Japanese. Lists of words are divided into themes. Turn the child mode off to see the word in the language of your choice, the pronunciation, and the word in English. Practice vocabulary often with your child and use in everyday language. Once you turn child mode on the text disappear. Can your child remember the correct word for the picture? If so, check the box labeled “Learned” and move on to learn more words! The app tracks the progress of your child. You can also check out Little Pim videos at your Plano Public Library and the Little Pim YouTube Channel.
Join us on Fridays, 11 am, at Haggard Library for App Time. See you there!
(Reviewed by Kate at Haggard)