Apps in Storytime by Anne Hicks: Wheels on the Bus
Wheels on the Bus by Duck Duck Moose
This was a fun app to use during storytime. It basically goes through each verse of the song with corresponding animations. I hold the iPad facing the children and then activate the animations as we sing. The app also lets you record your own voice and then listen to it as you go through the song again. I recorded the kids singing a few verses and then played the app again so they could hear themselves. According to Every Child Ready to Read singing is an important early literacy skill!
Here’s a screenshot from the app:
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Henrietta Public Library