Bottom Line: Blue Planet Tales is a good option for an app taking on informational text. Davy Crockett is historically sound, not sugar-coating the actual events, both with Native Americans and the Mexican-American war. There are comprehension questions integrated into the app, too, making this e-book a rare combination of informational text with a comprehension focus, all with a nicely-designed app. **Get this story for FREE today and tomorrow! Regularly $1.99!**
Free right now from Planet H (created by the folks who brought us the History Channel to help children explore history), Frontier Heroes shows your kids what it was like on the American frontier. Tons of mini games keep your kiddo interested and learning. An excellent quality app that is an excellent deal. It's free right now — save $2.99.
Most of the time when I use my iPad in therapy I use therapy apps, repurpose apps to target language goals, or even create photos and videos in a session. But sometimes in my therapy groups, we do therapy without the iPad (by reading a book or using standard therapy materials, for example) and use the iPad for a reward game at the end. In addition to professional use, I use my iPhone for relaxing game play nearly every day.
This featured app is right up any history buff's alley--Decode Constitution provides the entire text of the Constitution and Bill of Rights along with some great learning tools. Perfect for older kids and even those in higher education.
There are so many great fictional book apps out there, but what about introducing children to historical nonfiction stories also? Blue Planet Tales has a variety of stories about historical events, such as the dinosaur extinction, the discovery of America, and even Blackbeard the Pirate.
Whether a child is interested in history or just needs to read nonfiction texts, this app will provide a unique learning experience in a storybook app form.