May 30, 2016

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.

The Digital “Shakesperience” | Touch and Go

Share these digital resources with thespians and students of Shakespeare during National Poetry Month.

DNA Play | Touch and Go

While genetics is a topic generally taught in secondary schools, an app from Avokiddo introduces the concept of DNA, and mutability, to a younger audience.

Kings, Queens, & Castles on the iPad | Touch and Go

Two deep and highly engaging illustrated apps bring European history—from notes on royal scandals to video clips on how to catch a rat—to the iPad.