Best New Apps for Kids and Families

iBiome- Ocean introduces a world of ocean life. Children visit four different ocean biomes to learn about a selection of the species there: kelp beds, coral reefs, tide pools, and the open sea. Great for kids ages 6 through 9. Winner of the 2017 Parent's Choice Gold Award.






Toontastic 3D provides a platform for children to create their own animated stories and reports. Kids create characters and a setting, add a voice narration, move the characters around, and build a production of about three to five minutes in length. Recommended for kids ages 4 - 10. Winner of the 2017 Parent's Choice Gold Award.





Outdoor Family Fun with Plum is a free app for iOS and Android with 150 "missions" for your family to do outdoors.  Developed by WGBH, the familiar character Plum takes center stage in your outdoor adventures! This app won the 2017 Parent's Choice Gold Award.




 


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Some Great Websites!


Site of the Day 

Courtesy of ALSC's Great Websites for Kids

Switch Zoo
Switch Zoo   
Play animal games, solve animal puzzles, take a guided tour, and join a zoo quest while you make new animals at this virtual zoo!






 
More Fun Sites

The Best Children's Books
This link has some pretty cool lists of recommended books!
 


Book Adventure
This free website can help you keep track of what you have read and you can even earn points for some fun prizes!
 


Kidsreads logoKids Reads
This link will keep you up to date on the latest and greatest in kids books!
 



Series and Sequels
Ever wonder what book comes next in a series?  Use this website to help you keep track!