Apps in Storytime by Anne Hicks: Feed the Animals
Feed the Animals by Curious Fingers
I asked the kids to help me feed the animals! The app shows you an animated image of an animal and three choices of what that animal might eat. When you drag the food over to the animal, it will either eat the food happily (if you choose correctly) or refuse the food (if you choose incorrectly). I held the iPad so the kids could see and then dragged food to the animal. This was fun because I played dumb and kept giving the animal the wrong food and the kids would get excited by my utter stupidity and yell out the correct answer.
Here’s a screenshot from the app:
I would say “We can feed the monkey some peanuts, a flower, or a banana. I know monkeys loooove to eat flowers so I’ll give him a flower.” The kids all shout out “No! Monkeys like bananas!” I did this with 5 or 6 animals and the kids had a lot of fun.
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Henrietta Public Library