July 26, 2016

Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” |Touch and Go

Behind Heuristic Media’s stunning app of “The Tempest” is the actor Ian McKellen, who with his business partner Richard Loncraine, has plans to release an app for each of Shakespeare’s 37 plays.

Apps for Nature Lovers | Touch and Go

Viewers will delight in these two immersive, introductory apps from Bright World eBooks offering up-close and panoramic views of watery environments and their denizens.

Small in a Big World | Touch and Go

In an Eric Carle-like world of gentle creatures, a colorful cast of animals help Milli discover what it is that snails do best.

CHOMP On This App | Touch and Go

It’s hard to imagine an app that can rival Chistoph Niemann’s Petting Zooin novelty and engagement. There’s now a contender.

Wordplay on the iPad | Touch and Go

Three apps that offer children opportunities to experiment “with the way letters combine to form words” are reviewed.

Charlie and Lola: Back in Town | Touch and Go

Lauren Child’s beloved characters and her distinctive line-and-collage art illustrations can be found in books— both picture and easy chapter—on television, and now on digital devices.

Charlie and Lola: Back in Town | Touch and Go

Lauren Child’s beloved characters and her distinctive line-and-collage art illustrations can be found in books— both picture and easy chapter—on television, and now on digital devices.

Bison, Birds, & Bugs: Arty Apps from Labo Lado | Touch and Go

Clean design, smooth functionality, and delightful animation and gaming are just some of the attributes that recommend these Labo Lado apps.

Dancing to the Toca Boca Beat | Touch and Go

Apps designed with kids in control as co-creators are becoming more and more popular. Toca Boca’s latest production, Toca Dance, hands the choreography and wardrobe selection over to children.

Opera Notes: Apps | Touch and Go

“Introducing opera to a child can be daunting,” comments SLJ reviewer Pam Schembri. Two apps from DADA Company give it a try.