This animated, interactive story is an excellent adapation of a print book to the digital format. Listen to the book read aloud, read on your own, or just play with the pictures. Record your own voice telling the story, or use the Story Creator to build your own tale using images and backgrounds from the book or the extra images provided. Practical tips for adults are included on making the most of the app experience with their children. For ages 3-10. Free.
Books & Reading
One of four transportation apps adapted from classic Byron Barton books, Trucks is an age-appropriate introduction to interactive books. Toddlers may touch text to hear the words spoken out loud, touch images to see related text appear, and touch the trucks for basic interactve play. Record your own voice reading the story! For ages 2-5.
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