Great Apps


The Notable Children’s Digital Media Committee is excited to announce its inaugural list of great digital media for children. The committee has concentrated on apps for this year’s selections.

Fifteen apps which span diverse subjects from mindfulness to math were chosen. They introduce rich topics and engaging activities and provide a platform for play and imagination.

Here are the first three on the list:

ABC Kids-Tracing and Phonics. Android. Toddler /PreK.

A phonics and alphabet teaching app that features a series of tracing games to help kids recognize letter shapes, associate them with phonic sounds, and put their alphabet knowledge to use.

Breathe, Think and Do with Sesame. iOS/Android / free. Toddler-K.

Emphasizing meditation, this bilingual app teaches emotional control. Despite some navigational issues, the app features useful resources for parents on handling everyday issues, from learning patience to managing sibling rivalry.

Daniel Tiger for Parents. iOS/Android. Toddler/PreK.

Songs and videos from the popular children’s show guide parents to help their children develop social and emotional skills.

This article was written by Donna