Interactive book suggestions?- I’ve just got an ipad and would love to have some interactive ebooks to help our daughter start to read. I’ve seen a few MoM’s recommend interactive ebooks but I am not sure where to find them. My daughter is 1.5 years old. Any suggestions on titles and where to find them would be most welcome.

Posted by anon, 29/10/13

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  • I used to sit down with my kids, day after day, hour after hour and read to them. They loved the one on one time and also learnt to read. It’s such an impersonal way to communicate on apps and devices. Best thing you can give your child is your time



  • we have a Leappad that has interactive stories on it and you can purchase more for it. my daughter loves it – has a few popular character ones as well.



  • there are some good comments here



  • Did you find any good ones?



  • Chat with the other mums at school… They will b very helpful



  • How did you go with this?



  • She didn’t like the interactive books, won’t sit and listen to me read a book but likes the Octopus’s Garden with the Ringo Star CD. Now looking for books with music!



  • Hope some suggestions below have helped.



  • Did you find any that were any good?



  • Did you end up finding some good ones?



  • I hope you found some good ones



  • We have a lot of traditional books like Dr Seuss’s Green Eggs & ham & 1 fish 2 fish but we use both the ipad and the ‘real book’ it just adds an extra dimension, The little red hen has a beautiful interactive app, its in the golden book range so all the imagery is the same which our kids love! The range of spot books are also lovely on the iPad. I agree nothing beats reading to your children but if they want to read on the iPad instead of just watching clips or movies I think its a great idea, a lot of book apps have activities spotted throughout too!



  • I know they aren’t books but you can also download free flash card apps. I’ve even got one in Italian.



  • Rather than Ebooks, try pop up books, and books that have sliding panels that reveal creatures etc. I found she could curl up on her seat and play with these for hours, and it has already started to instil in her a love of books.



  • As a teacher, it is more important for you to read to your child- children learn so much more when a loving adult or older child is there with them than they ever can alone with technology. At this stage, it is best for her to hear the rhythm of reading and make the personal decision that reading is enjoyable than it is to recognise letters/words.


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