October is a fantastic time of year for learning. Kids have settled into their new classroom routines. Trips to pumpkin patches and apple orchards are being planned both at home and school. Talk of costume ideas is a regular part of dinner conversations. If you are not a celebrator of the Halloween holiday, there are plenty of other fun fall festivities that are filling your days.
Use this time where kids are very engaged in pumpkins, fall, ghosts, and candy to bring a little learning into their play. Today we are sharing Halloween apps that expand your child’s language learning.
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin is a triumphant story of a pumpkin who looked different than all the others in the pumpkin patch, and how those differences made him valuable. This eBook brings a meaningful story with lots of interactivity to your device. There are three play modes: read to me, read myself, and autoplay. We appreciate the expressive language and wordplay in the story. Enjoy learning about Spookley. You just might find yourself planning a trip to a pumpkin patch after this story.
First Words Halloween will support your beginning reader to build Halloween holiday words, sound by sound. For children already blending sounds, First Words Halloween becomes an app for practicing spelling. Parents can set up the appropriate environment for their child by adjusting the variety of settings. Thematic words with “spooktacular” pictures for young children and more control for parents makes this app a success.