Fireflies: Favorite Apps: Sandra Boynton Apps         

Jul 9, 2012

Favorite Apps: Sandra Boynton Apps

I love reading books to my children that also appeal to my sense of silliness and humor.  Boyton books make me smile as I read them so I don't mind reading them over and over again.  They are both quirky and fun.

If you haven't discovered Sandra Boyton books and illustrated albums, go immeditately to your local library and check them out - especially the following:

1.  Belly Button Book (a personal family favorite)
2.  Moo, Baa, La, La, La &
3.  The Going to Bed Book

4. Blue Moo, the album.  Jukebox hits from the past
Boyton has created 4 albums each with a different focus and sound.  Philadelphia Chickens is my favorite album.   You will hear more about this particular album in the future as we are creating a "Fireflies Presents" night based on it.

The following video entitled The Making of Blue Moo, is a behind the scenes account of how so many stars from the past came together to make this album.   You will enjoy the Making of Blue Moo as it gives you a fun insight into the author/illustrator/mom, Sandra Boyton.

Now on to the purpose of this post - sharing some of my favorite apps!  The very first digital Sandra Boynton book app is terrific!  Boynton Moo Media teamed up with award-winning Loud Crow Interactive, to bring to life her beloved, funny, wildly best-selling bedtime board book, The Going to Bed Book.

5.  The Going to Bed Book [digitally interactive]

I must to share one more.  Her best-selling book of all time has also been turned into a digitally interactive format with sound, movement and "gloriously unpredictable interactivity."

6.  Moo, Baa, La, La, La

Favorite Apps Update:
For those of you who are loyal fans of Nighty Night, (reviewed February 15, 2012) they just updated their app with new animals.  There is a cost to update, but it's worth it!  Oh, do I ever love this bedtime app.  If you haven't purchased Nighty Night yet, and have a young child who reaches out to turn off the lights as you pass each light switch... just buy it - don't even bother reading the review!  It's just that wonderful for little ones.