A friend of mine recently asked on Facebook for app recommendations for her toddler, since they were about to go on a trip. I recommended the Sandra Boynton apps (all apps clickable from the lower right of that link).
I am a huge fan of Sandra Boynton’s books. The apps are basically the books, being read aloud, but they are now animated and interactive. For example, when the three singing pigs say La La La, you (well, technically your child, but stop pretending you aren’t going to play with the whole thing at least once yourself) pull up a curtain and touch each pig in turn to make it say La.As far as I know, there are four different Boynton books available in the app store. We have all four- Barnyard Dance, The Going to Bed Book, Moo, Baa, La La La, and Blue Hat, Green Hat. They are all great, but if you are going to buy only one, I’d get Blue Hat, Green Hat. It is so interactive and my kid has spent hours playing with it. You can dress the turkey up in so many different outfits and he does something silly every time you press the Oops button. The Going to Bed Book even has a page where you can turn on the hot water in the bathroom and it will fog up your screen. Then you can draw pictures in the fog! Honestly, every page has some new interaction. Not bad for books that are already adorable classics!