Artie’s Magic Pencil Readalikes

App: Artie’s Magic Pencil     Description:  Children join Artie on an interactive and creative drawing adventure as they learn how shapes can combine in a variety of ways to form objects. Downloadable worksheets for continued learning off-screen are also included.  (Winner: ALSC’s Notable Children’s Digital Media, 2019) Readalikes for Families Appeals: Creativity, puzzles and problem solving, adventure Readalikes Linus the Little Yellow Pencil by Scott Magoon  WorldCat’s Description:  Linus hopes to win … Continue reading Artie’s Magic Pencil Readalikes

Tally Tots Counting App Readalikes

App:  Tally Tots Counting App     Description:  Get the action-packed app that helps toddlers learn to count with 20 awesome mini-games. Whether they’re serving up a seven-layer sandwich or finding 14 colorful cupcakes, they’ll have fun with numbers in this awesome learning game. Readalikes for Preschoolers Appeals: Educational, Rhyming song, Colorful Readalikes Numbers Everywhere by Kaufman, Elliott  WorldCat’s Description:  A follow-up to Elliott Kaufman’s Alphabet Everywhere, Numbers Everywhere reveals how digits and mathematical … Continue reading Tally Tots Counting App Readalikes

Fruit Ninja App Readalikes

App: Fruit Ninja Description: Fruit Ninja The greatest fruit-slicing game in the world. Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, PS Vita, XBOX Appeals: Fast action, Humorous game Readalikes for Preschoolers Nightime Ninja by Barbara Dacosta Scholastic summary: Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure. Soon he reaches his ultimate … Continue reading Fruit Ninja App Readalikes

Pokémon GO Readalikes: For Younger Children

Pokémon GO for the younger set: Here are some fun Readalikes! Or try the “39 Clues,” by Rick Riordan. “Amazon’s summary.” The first book in the #1 bestselling phenomenon sends readers around the world on the hunt for the 39 Clues! Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her descendants an impossible decision: “You have a choice – one million dollars or … Continue reading Pokémon GO Readalikes: For Younger Children

Toca Boca Readalikes

Description:  For the preschool set, [Toca Boca apps] combine fun exploration with a gender-neutral approach and a kid-safe sensibility. Though they don’t promise to teach the ABCs or 123s, they do offer opportunities for storytelling and unique experiences that range from playing hairstylist to creating biomes for different animals. They also have a series of virtual dollhouses that let kids play in all kinds of environments, including a hospital, … Continue reading Toca Boca Readalikes

Metamorphabet Readalikes

App: Best app about Alphabets  Metamorphabet Itunes Description: Metamorphabet is a playful, interactive alphabet for all ages. Poke, prod, drag, and spin each of the 26 letters of the alphabet to reveal surprising and luminous transformations. Readalikes: For preschoolers Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert Bright illustrations that connect the alphabet with food that will help your child with associations. Great ABC book!   LMNO peas … Continue reading Metamorphabet Readalikes