Tales2Go is a collection of thousands of well-known stories (and numerous songs) narrated by professional storytellers. The stories are divided into a variety of categories and easily searcheable, making it possible to quickly find favorites like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Tom Sawyer, How to Train Your Dragon, The Princess and the Pea, and The Tortoise and the Hare with just a few swipes of the screen.
The other day, I was pleasantly surprised to find several different narrated versions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Once your child approves a story, she can star her favorites to quickly find past books that she wants to hear again and again. The developers have also added a category for parents, with a handful of novels like Pride and Prejudice, titles on parenting, and a few recommended stories.
With titles appropriate for parents, toddlers to teens, and all the ages in between, Tales2Go is the best app you can buy for your child and still enjoy time and again. The breadth of content grows with your child and teaches her that she does not need to be glued to a screen to enjoy using a tablet or mobile phone.
Tales2Go has a free 30-day trial period, so you can check out plenty of stories with your kid(s) to make sure it is a great fit before you commit to buying. The app is available on iTunes here for free and would make a great gift for someone this holiday season.