Otter on his Own: The Story of a Sea Otter. Ages 4+ / $2.99 / iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android, Kindle, Nook. This simple app, created by the Smithsonian Oceanic Collection, tells the story of how baby otters are cared for by their mothers, grow up and eventually strike out on their own. The illustrations are enhanced by sound effects as well as tappable words and images, encouraging new vocabulary.

Otter on His Own - Smithsonian Oceanic Collection on the App Store

Safari, So Good! (The Cat in the Hat Learning Library). Ages 3+ / $5.99	 / iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. The Cat in the Hat is back in this colorful app featuring the familiar animation style and boisterous voice of the Cat. Sally, Dick, Thing 1 and Thing 2 accompany the Cat on an African Safari where they encounter a wide variety of native animals including tigers, elephants, zebras, hippos and giraffes. Each animal encounter is accompanied by several facts.

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Axel Scheffler's Flip flap farm. Ages 3+ / $0.99 / 	iPad, iPhone, iPod touch. This app, based on Axel Scheffler’s fun book of the same name, combines top and bottom halves of animals to create new creatures such as the “mow” (mouse and cow) and “squig” (squirrel and pig), among many others.  In addition to having fun with these silly creatures, children will also learn real facts about all of the animals.

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Farm - an interactive version of Axel Scheffler's book.

Feed the Animals. ages 2+ / $.99 / iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch.  In this matching app children encounter friendly cartoon animals and upbeat background music.  They are presented with three options of food to feed the animal.  When they select the correct food, the animal eats it.  Players can unlock more animals the more they play!

Feed the Animals App - Educational app for toddlers. Game to choose what animal eats what type of food. iPhone and iPad