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Collins Big Cat

Join 350,000 teachers and parents worldwide who have downloaded the award-winning Collins Big Cat apps. With eight apps, all available for free, why not see why they are proving so popular?

KS1, Y1, Y2

Apples e-book app. Due to Apples Volume Purchasing Programme you’ll need to buy a copy of every book for every device. It’s worth installing as books pupils make in Book Creator can be exported to iBooks.

DeviceiPad, iPod
It was a Cold Dark Night

Listen to the story, read it yourself and even record your own narration. Look out for Steam Train Story Creator and more from Harper Collins Publishers Ltd

Kidztory Animated Books

Lots of animated versions of traditional tales read by young children. Read yourself or have them read to you. Some stories have the option to read in Spanish too. The link takes you to the "Treasury" but if you look on the left hand side you can see loads of other titles.

DeviceiPad, iPod

Read Kindle books on your iPad or Android. Most publishers allow you to put the same book on seven devices with the Kindle app. After this you’ll need another Amazon account for the next seven devices.

You can also use a Kindle account to email your pupil’s work to any device with a Kindle account.

DeviceiPad, iPod, Android
Toy Story Read Along

Read the story yourself or have it read to you. The app also offers games and activities.

Traditional Storyteller Bundle

With the Traditional Storyteller you can access the very best traditional storytellers on your iPad, iPhone or iPod whenever and wherever you like.

All the Traditional Storyteller apps feature a master storyteller talking directly to the child. No gimmicks, no sound effects, just the storyteller enrapturing the child through the expressive use of words, gestures, facial expressions and direct eye contact.

As well as the story, there are three games within the app that have been developed by teachers and use proven classroom techniques to develop children’s listening, understanding, speaking and literacy. 

DeviceiPad, iPod
EYFS, KS1, EYFS, Y1, Y2, Y3