Discover Early Learning Apps

Looking for fun apps that you can play with your child to help support their early literacy development? Below are recommended websites that offer best apps, reviews and resources to promote healthy media development.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Royal Oak Public Library is proud to participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. This nationwide initiative encourages reading to newborns, toddlers, and preschoolers to foster a love of books and prepare them for school. Reading can be tracked using the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app available through the App store or Google Play.

Common Sense Media Some of the best apps for toddlers keep in mind how they learn and focus on exploration and open-ended play. If you've decided to make digital media a part of your toddlers' lives, you can extend their learning by helping them relate what they experience in an app to real life.
Every Child Ready to Read App List
Young kids need to be engaged in reading, writing, talking, playing and singing for healthy literacy development.  These five practices can be used as a lens for selecting healthy media activities to do together with young children.
Kindertown Apps Transform mobile devices into powerful teaching tools by finding and organizing the best educational apps for kids ages 3-8 years old. Our mission is to improve early childhood education by empowering parents with the tools to be better teachers.
Reading Rockets Reading Rockets help you find the very best educational apps that provide practice with essential skills in print awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. We've also added a special section for children with dyslexia that includes apps for for text-to-speech, audiobooks, and organization and goal-setting.


Make any time learning time! Sign up to get text messages with fun activities you can do to help prepare little ones, ages five and under, for school success. The service, called TALK: Text and Learn for Kindergarten, sends two text messages each week suggesting activities that parents and caregivers can easily incorporate into daily routines with their children. The service also notifies parents of free activities and services at the library. TALK is available to parents and caregivers in Michigan with children ages 5 and under. Parents can sign up by texting TALK to 75547 or visiting