'"Tot has had a bear called Boo since she was a baby. So it makes sense that she loves this app. The little girl in this app does everything with her bear until the unthinkable happens - Bear is lost. Thankfully for Tot and for me, this app does have a happy ending..."
Not Without Bear also received 4.25 stars from our friend Carisa at Digital Storytime.
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Finalist for the Bologna Rigazzi Digital Award!
The sweetly timeless story combined with the excellent interactive design of the app make this a title you’ll want to read and share with your children again and again. ~ Apps for Homeschooling
This adorable title is perfect for very young children. ~ Digital Storytime
Ride the wild ponies! Trip around the world! Find the lost children! Audrey loves to play her favorite games and never without her best friend, Bear. But when bedtime comes Bear is nowhere to be found! Where can he be? In this interactive story young readers help Audrey ride on Mama's bike, giddy-up on Daddy's back, find the toys she's hidden in the bushes, and search the house for the missing Bear, before being tucked in for the night.
Toy baskets spill, pillows move, quilts lift, cupboards open, revealing more adventures. Silly sound effects, bouncing and movable objects, and a kitty hiding on every page add to the fun of this ten-page story book. Musical tunes can be turned off or replayed and children can listen to the story or choose "read it myself", touching individual words to hear them aloud if they need help.
An engaging story.
Lively interactions on every page.
Fun sound effects.
Musical tunes can be on or off.
Read it to me or read it myself.
Touch to hear individual words.
Anna Grossnickle Hines is an award winning author of more than 60 books for children, well known for her ability to take everyday events and turn them into engaging picture books.
Recommended Ages: 1-3, 4-7
Categories: Books, Creative Play, Reading, Sight Words, Music
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Every day we pick what we call the Good Free App of the Day, an app that we have downloaded, tested and certified: It can't have a ton of ads or just a little content with a ton of in-app purchases.
It also has to be good.
We then present them to you to read, download, and share so, based on which ones got the most hits, here are your Top 40 Favorite Free Apps. (We've eliminated apps that were only free for a limited period of time.)
2) LEGO App 4+ (build a vehicle and then use it in activities)
8) Play 123
9) Rover (flash-enabled browser for kids)
11) The Lorax
14) Draw Something (Pictionary online!)
15) Hide Run Growl
16) NASA App HD
18) Khan Academy
20) MeeGenius (six ebooks for free!)
21 Scribble Press (make an ebook!)
23) Math Bingo Games
24) Monkey Drum
26) PBS Kids Video
29) Color Uncovered (please don't let your dog drive)
30) Sprout's Good Night Star (nighttime routine)
32) Little Stars - Toddler Games (letters, numbers, shapes, colors, first words)
33) I Can Write 2
36) ABC Alphabet Phonics '
37) Art Maker
38) Little Finder
39) Goodnight Safari
40) Lego Duplo Jams
41) iTunes U
45) The Lorax Truffula Shuffle (U.S. only for some reason)
46) Math Vs. Zombies
49) Jingle All The Way (Christmas app)