E-Books, Online Resources & Apps for Parents of Young Children
I’m working with the lovely Sharon McClintock, of Mother Goose and More fame, on a parenting program which introduces our community to the wonderful world of E-Books, Online Resources & Apps for Parents of Young Children. We will be covering mostly what the library offers, freebies and information for where to find recommendations for paid apps (We’re not going to recommend any particular app because we are not able to circulate them for free. My answer to that? Circulate pre-loaded devices!!! RAH RAH RAH!!!!!!!)
This is what we’re going to be talking about:
Online eBook Providers
BookFlix: Scholastic pairs fiction with non fiction and includes author bios, puzzles, and links to other information. (Need library card)
Ebsco: Searchable database which includes some pictures book for this age group. Browse by Children’s and Young Adult Fiction/NonFiction. (Need library card)
TumbleBooks: Animation, sound, music and narration added to existing picture books.
Professional Review Sources
These are sources that librarians use to determine what paper books are the very best; now they review apps too (mostly for iPad, but expanding slowly)
The Horn Book
School Library Journal
Amazon App of the Day: There’s always a free app, not all of them great, most of them not appropriate for children, but every now and then there’s a good free one. We got A Charlie brown Christmas for free that way.