This month, I'm trying something a little different. Instead of including a quick blurb about each app, I'm just going to list the titles we used and link to either the app's webpage, the itunes listing, or my own review on Madison Public Library's website.
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton (Loud Crow Apps)
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker Oceanhouse Media)
My Teeth (Vogelbusch & Co.)
Nighty-Night (Fox & Sheep) This is my favorite app to wind down with. It is so well-designed to be soothing and sleepy!
StarWalk Kids (Vito Technology)
After the app, we all made "Star Jars." We used this recipe, but added some teeny star glitter from this set and used black glitter and black glitter glue to make it look more like the night sky. Probably should have glued the lids on, but didn't have superglue at work and didn't trust hot glue to keep a baby food jar on when water is present.
In addition to demonstrating the apps above, I also included these night-time apps on my printed handout (these are all only available on iOS devices):
A Story Before Bed (Jackson Fish Market) [contains in-app purchases] [see me reading you stories using this app here!]
Goodnight, Safari (Polk Street Press) [contains in-app purchases right at the end of the story, which sort of interrupt that lovely, quiet bedtime atmosphere they've just created throughout the story, so just beware and turn it off before it gets to the ad for buying more features.]