November 13, 2009

PicPocket Books: A Travel Tool of Choice

As a parent, so much of my energy is spent addressing what is the right amount of media for my children. On one hand, I limit screentime and encourage play. On the other hand, I want my kids to be aware of modern technology and how it can be used productively. When I experienced PicPocket Books on my iPhone, it was the first time I had a clear conscience about handing a device over to my kids. Finally, no devil on my shoulder murmuring about brains and mush. With a digital library of PicPocket Books on my phone, I just increased reading opportunities. For us, these little apps will turn out to be an ultimate travel tool. I hope it will for you as well. Curious? Take a look:

So far I have two titles downloaded on my phone, but we plan on downloading all 16 (and that number is increasing by the week as more publishers come into the mix). Browsing their titles, you will find books about trucks, sisters, sea creatures and more. Kids can listen along, read along, or read at their own pace.

So before you board your next airplane trip, what would you rather do? Download videos, or download books? Now, at least, you have options.


Maryann Cocca-Leffler said...

Hi- Thanks for sharing my book- "What a Pest" on Iphone. I love how the girls want to read it again and become part of the story! Best wishes- Author-illustrator Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Very cool resource! Thanks for sharing it.

BookChook said...

Great for literacy! And I loved seeing the girls role-play with it.

Anonymous said...


just registered and put on my todo list

hopefully this is just what im looking for looks like i have a lot to read.