Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kid's App Series: uTales-The Library On The Go!

Do you plan on taking a trip this Thanksgiving or Christmas and wondering what to pack?  If so, you probably plan on taking your laptop, iPad, or iPhone, and if so you should also pack uTales-the online library that takes all your kid's favorite picture books with you!
uTales works much like a library or video rental place.  You pay a monthly fee (or try it for free for 15 days), and get unlimited access to hundreds of cute picture books that you can enjoy on you computer or personal electronic device.  The App is pretty simple to use, and allows you to read great books to your child whether you are on a plane, at the beach, or in the car (assuming you are not the one driving!).
I really did enjoy the simplicity of uTales in that the picture books are not "games."  The illustrations are great and help make the story come to life, and some of the images move/react when you scroll over them.  The books are not read aloud, so you can get to enjoy doing the character's voices yourself.  Which sometimes is just so much better for your kids anyways, and this is a great way to build good fluency through example.

You can try uTales today for 15 days free and see if you like it yourself!


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