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App of the week: Tales2Go

By Meris Stansbury
September 16th, 2013

education-appName: Tales2Go

What is it? Tales2Go is a kids’ mobile audiobook service that gives teachers and parents unlimited access to thousands of name-brand audio titles from publishers and storytellers to play on Apple mobile devices. Stories range from fairytales to classics like Curious George Rides a Bike to popular series and characters such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and How to Train Your Dragon. There are also popular parenting titles. New stories are added continually.

Best for: Younger students and children.

Price: FREE for 30 days. After the initial free period, choose either a monthly recurring or annual subscription to maintain unlimited access to the library. 1 Month Subscription for $9.99, automatically renewed until cancelled. 1 Year Subscription for $99.99, does not automatically renew.

Rated: 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Features:

  • Instructional methods such as The Daily 5
  • Common Core Standards spell out specific listening requirements by grade level.

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tales2go/id458539653?mt=8

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.