|Toca Band Dancing Clock|
This month was the first time that my library branch offered IPad storytime to an audience of 3 to 6- year-olds and their grownups. We did two sessions two weeks apart. Here's what I showcased:
- The Monster at the End of This Book ... Starring Grover! by Sesame Street, $4.99
- Toca Band by Toca Boca AB, Free
Put characters that make different sounds and do various actions onstage to make the band of your choice. Move them up higher on the stage and their routines become more complex with each level. There is a rapper, a whistler, some lady singers, various dancers, etc. This is my personal favorite, although it admittedly can become very annoying very fast. My favorite characters are scattered throughout this post. The 5-year-olds in the groups loved this app and played it most of the session!
|Toca Band Cat|
- Endless Alphabet by Originator, Inc., $6.99
|Toca Band Frogs|
|Toca Band Piano Dancer|
- Go Away, Big Green Monster, No longer in ITunes :(
- Dr. Panda's Handyman by Dr. Panda Ltd, $2.99
- Finger Paint with Sounds by Inclusive Technology, Ltd, Free
Additionally, I told the adults about:
This functions as a flannel board. You can choose your background, create characters and tell a story. There is lots of potential here. It is probably better for adults to direct the activity, because I think that it is a little harder to use than the other apps in this post. For example, when clothes are chosen for the characters, they don't just "hop" on. You have to line them up and put them on the body, so that, say, skin doesn't show beyond the edge of a sleeve. If your child isn't frustrated by that, then let him or her go to it!
|Toca Band Stomper says goodbye!|