App-y Day: Z Is for Zap

Welcome to the alphabet jungle

z is for zap!

The problem with reading alphabet books is that they usually end with “zzz.”

But not Z Is for Zap. The first in a series of iPad books keeps preschoolers bright-eyed and engaged with colorful illustrations, surprising sound effects, and lovable characters. It follows Zap, a curious zebra trolling the jungle in search of advice on how to get rid of flies.

Tap each interactive page for music, animation, and silly noises. Each time Zap’s name is touched, the letter “Z” is reinforced with big visual and verbal cues. Keep up with the action by listening to story narration or record your own voice reading the story.

It’s A for amazing.

Available at itunes.apple.com, $4.

Photo: Courtesy of Carman Industries