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iPad App Review: Mibblio

App Name: Mibblio

Cost: Free  

What does it promise?  Mibblio touts itself as the first musically interactive storybook app of its kind. It aims to get children excited about reading by incorporating music into its stories.

MibblioDoes it deliver? Indeed. Each story in the app features “mibblets,” which are illustrated story-songs that invite children to read and sing along.

In addition to singing and reading along, students may play instruments along with the music. Through the iPad interface, students get to play everything from acoustic guitar, harp and piano to flute, maracas and bongos.

Some mibblets are based on songs that kids all know and love, such as “The Wheels on the Bus”, “On Top of Spaghetti,” “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” and “Old MacDonald.” Other mibblets are entirely original compositions, such as "Monkey Jones,” “Gordon, the Puppy Scientist” and “The Mashed Potato Monster Gang.”

Can I Use it in My Classroom? For early elementary and beginning readers, Mibblio is a tremendous resource. It also has a place in elementary music classes.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

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Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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