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 also vote for the local library. Ours has heaps available on the website, I’m not even sure that you need to be a member.

  • I agree- fischer price make some awesome ones!

  • Fisher Price apps are our favourite for the ipad

  • Thanks for asking this question I’d love to know where to find them as well so I will check out some of the answers

  • My 2 year old daughter loves to read. She definitely prefers real books (before every nap/sleep we read her a book or two & she then reads it to herself before falling asleep) but she also loves using the iPad. I love the Fisher Price apps that she can read along with & touch.

  • some good tips too here

  • I would do a google search and then take a look at what comes up

  • I agree – just look up free e-books.

  • Amazing Race . . . this is a very good App, highly recommended.

  • Have you found some that you like yet?

  • your local library too can help and ours offers free computer or ipad training too.

  • Just search for ‘free books’ in your play store/app store

  • If you type in free books you can find a variety of them free

  • I am both a parent and children’s technology researcher. Book apps can be a great way to engage with books with children, but certainly shouldn’t be used to replace reading experiences with traditional books. I have a couple of blog posts which may assist you in answering if/when you should use apps.

  • I think physical books are always best :) but that’s easy for me to say coz my daughter enjoyed books from a very early age. If the iPad is the only thing your little one responds to (over you reading a book together) then look out for toddler flash card apps like Toddler Teasers, or My First Words type apps… Story Chimes are interactive stories/classics that have narration/text as an option, or Duck Duck Moose apps which are sing along nursery rhymes with text. The other option is Leap Frog Tag Junior reading system, but it’s pretty exxy and while some parents love those, my daughter didn’t really take to it.

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