Scholastic has introduced a new line of i Pad apps called Touch & Tilt. The line launches with three apps, I Love You Through and Through; The Magic School Bus: Oceans; and Go, Clifford, Go! The apps are targeted at children ages two and up and were developed in-house.
I Love You Through and Through ($4.99) is based on the Scholastic book by Pawling resident Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak and illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church, which has close to two million copies in sales. It is aimed at preschoolers and focuses on “emotional play,” encouraging kids to understand the emotions that bring characters to life. They can touch characters or objects to make them move, and tilting the iPad makes characters lean.
Go, Clifford, Go! ($4.99) is based on the Scholastic series by Norman Bridwell and is aimed at children ages two and up.
The Magic School Bus: Oceans ($7.99; lite version available) is based on the Scholastic book The Magic School Bus: On The Ocean Floor by Joanna Cole and illustrated by Bruce Degen. Meant for children ages four and up.
Bernadette is the editor and a contributing writer for PPR’s website.