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Interactive Story Apps

Children have an innate love of stories. Stories create magic and a sense of wonder at the world. Stories teach us about life, about ourselves and about others. Storytelling is a unique way for students to develop an understanding, respect and appreciation for other cultures, and can promote a positive attitude to people from different lands, races and religions. Our best book apps for kids will support and encourage wider reading.

Parents and teachers use interactive reading to facilitate interaction and social skills in a meaningful way during play dates. This method of teaching can be very effective for children as it sparks their imagination and also engages them in a social activity.

When children take turns reading a storybook out loud, they are in a sense collaborating as they work towards the goal of finishing the story, while also benefitting from the structure of the book and the spontaneous nature of the activity they are engaging in.

With interactive story books on the devices, each page becomes a place to explore - some filled with sound, videos and even mini-games. But being interactive isn't enough anymore, apps have to be visually appealing. That's why we've selected the best interactive story books that are fun to read, yet beautifully illustrated.

    Little Kitten & Friends is an app that helps children aged between 4 and 7 prepare for their school start. The application provides 8 educational games that are rich with features and help remote coordination, confidence, social and motor skills in a safe and exciting environment. Little Kitten & Friends is available on iOS for mobile devices and tablets. The application is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Applaydu is inspired by the idea of 'edutainment'. It merges education and entertainment to build kids' skills and develop their creativity. The high-quality result is available in this free of ads and free of cost app.

    Devices: Android


    Marvel Hero Tales app features popular Marvel superheroes in its comic-book style content.  It is a free app made fully accessible through a subscription and is aimed at children aged between 5 and 11 (US Grades 1 to 5/England and Wales years 2 to 6). The stories and activities within Marvel Hero Tales entice children to engage with the app and in doing so use its learning content to build their reading, vocabulary, and storytelling skills.  This app is available on both iOS and Android devices.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Zebrainy: kids learning games is an easy to use, educational app featuring games, stories, cartoons, letters, numeracy, sizes, colours, shapes and much more. This app is suitable for ages 2 to 6 and helps develop emotional intelligence, logic and reasoning. The app is based on the adventures of a Zebra who travels to a number of wonderful places where they encounter problem-solving activities and interactive storytelling. This app is free from adverts and is a subscription-based package. A limited free trial is available to new subscribers to the application. The application runs many subscriptions-based services ranging from an initial monthly intro to 3 monthly subscriptions ($34.99) to a yearly subscription fee ($99.99). The application is supported by an extensive developers’ website and parents will be pleased to know that it is child-safe including a time limit within the application to avoid too much screen time.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    My Pizza Family is designed for young children and offers emotional and social learning experiences as well as some more traditional learning activities.  Players take part in the lives of Alex and Camilla as they learn and help their family in the best Pizzeria in Toon York City.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Dr. Panda Town: Collection developed by Dr. Panda is a series of cartoon scenarios around an imaginary town, where you can interact with various different objects and let your imagination and curiosity wander. With the ability to create your own avatar with numerous different attributes, the game is only limited by the imagination of the user.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Animation Kit is an app that is easy to use and child-friendly for creating exciting animation sequences using drawings, photos, shapes and text. It is suitable for children from 6 to 12 years and the application is initially free (1 project and 3 exports) with in-app purchases for unlimited projects and project exports. The application is free from in-app adverts and is available on the iOS platform and Android platforms in the near future. This application is available on the iOS platform with an Android version available in early 2020.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Otsimo is an educational game application developed for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or learning difficulties. Children with autism are intended to be taught the basic knowledge through assistive games designed under the guidance of child psychologists and educators to providing them homeschool education. Otsimo provides the necessary ABA education through games designed for kids with attention deficit and speech problems. Let’s discuss a little more about this wonderful solution.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The software application ‘Pixton EDU’ is an interactive platform for creating comic book storyboards using avatars, backgrounds, text and themes to be shared within the classroom. The application is free and includes in-app purchases for extra themes and content. The application is free from in-app adverts and the software, we believe, is suitable for students aged 7 years and above.

    Devices: Web


    Who's Hiding There? is a delightful interactive storybook designed for young readers.  With its interactive elements and optional narrator, it is great for shared bedtimes and independent constructive entertainment. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Pepi Wonder World is an educational app that encourages kids to use their imagination and creativity through its free-play design. Pepi Wonder World puts a toybox of colourful characters, worlds, and objects in your mobile device. Together they form the keys to a world of discovery and imagination for your young child.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    The application ‘KidloLand Kids Toddler Games’ is an award-winning learning programme for kids (1-7 yrs) and contains 2000+ educational songs, games, stories, nursery rhymes, and activities about Early Learning, Math, Reading, Writing, Coding and more! The application is a subscription-based app comprising of two options; a monthly subscription option or the option to pay for a single year. The application is free from adverts and is certified for children by the KidSAFE program.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Kids Cast is like a one-stop shop for a mix of education and entertainment activities that are completely safe and appropriate for children.  Videos, games, books, songs and paper-based activities will give your child a great resource to learn from and use to avoid boredom.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Aki the Monkey is an interactive story book has been created to help you teaching the important values of sharing and generosity to your young children. The app will help your child to consider their relationship to other people and how they feel about letting others use their things by following along with Aki the Monkey. The reader's own decisions in this interactive story influence how Aki and the other characters respond in the story.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Join Stampy the Wizard as he searches through the village for his missing wand in this eBook-style app that merges a hand-made setting with modern technology to form a fun and entertaining experience for parents and children.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    This is an interactive story book from the developers that also produced the popular and successful Jonty – the dinosaur who would not go to sleep interactive storybook. Both the graphics and sounds within the app really help to set the scene and the story itself is just as good as any award winning picture book. The story follows Mother Gray, a whale, and her child whale as they travel through their migration north to the feeding grounds. 

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    Discover all about the place we call home, our planet – find out the answers to questions such as where we are in space, what is deep down under the ground, who and what is on the other side of the Earth and what causes the rain to fall from the sky. ‘The Planet Earth’ app is a unique and interactive science textbook that illustrates all of these ideas and more.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Ease into bedtime with the educational and fun stories contained within this app.  Linking together various strands of their learning, this app will help children to make connections and reinforce their understanding.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Kidloland provides a wide-ranging selection of interactive nursery rhymes and songs. Kidloland is available to download for free for iOS (iPad and iPhone) devices with in-app purchases available. There is no in-app advertising with Kidloland app. This nursery rhymes app helps develop creative development and is suitable for children of all ages. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    A super little animated story creator

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    Mr Glue Stories is a delightful customisable storybook app that is very impressive in its execution and it would be good to keep abreast of new content as it is added.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an interactive pop-up app, featuring characters from the book. It consists of a number of games and puzzles, which can help young children practise counting, sorting, and memory skills. The app can also help them discover facts about caterpillars and other animals, and learn about healthy eating. The beautiful illustrations and reward badges will motivate children to keep on playing.

    Devices: Android iPhone iPad


    A well-presented interactive story book that allows young children to have a story read to them, or to read themselves as the story progresses, depending on their age and reading ability level. 

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    With fun activities and stories, this app is great for independent and adult supported learning.  Carefully designed to teach effectively, it uses a novel approach to introducing letters and words to young learners and constantly reinforces past learning.

    Devices: iPhone iPad


    An interactive story app covering some of the most exciting real life stories from all over the world.

    Devices: iPhone iPad