As books and stories are incorporated into apps they are becoming increasingly engaging and interactive. Whilst we do review eBooks, this section primarily showcases great interactive books (sometimes referred to as App Books), which often include an array of features and mini-games beyond the story itself. This is a fast growing area with great potential to help develop children’s literacy skills and imagination (amongst others), helping prepare them for a world where they are likely to do a lot of reading on-screen.
We do not under-estimate the importance of reading physical books and of parents reading to their children, and strongly recommend these. App books should be considered a small part of this story, used as part of a balanced play diet, and useful to further foster a life-long love of stories and reading.