An app that helps introduce various early literacy concepts and is also fun for kids is PBS Parents Play and Learn. This app enables kids to select from a wide variety of settings like “In the Car,” “Bath Time” or “Library” where they can then play simple games by sorting items, practicing letter recognition, counting and more. Each game can be selected as “easy” or “hard.” A “Parent Tip” section explains what your child is learning while playing. The app is fully bilingual in Spanish. A wonderful aspect of this app is the suggested activities in each section for ideas of what you can do with a child to extend the learning experience beyond the app. Engage with your child as they play and then follow up with one of the fun activities to maximize the learning fun. This app is available free for Apple and Android devices.
– Julie R. at KDL’s Caledonia Township branch
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