With Valentines Day just around the corner, a great way to get in the mood is to share some Valentine’s themed apps and stories with your children. Here are some of our favorite apps that feature Valentine’s Day or Love – whether it be for a child, parent, grandparent or friends.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter by Oceanhouse Media

In this classic story from Mercer Mayer it’s Valentine’s Day and Little Critter is excited as they are having a big Valentines Day party at school. This is a great storybook app for young children as it prepares them for all the Valentine’s day activities they will typically do in pre-school and early Elementary School. It features word highlighting as it is read, record yourself options and touchable words.

 

iTunes Link: Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! – Oceanhouse Media

Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter! by Oceanhouse Media

Price: $1.99 USD

*** Featured By Apple - Valentine's Day Fun for Kids ***
*** Top 10 Book Apps - February 2015 ***
*** 100 Noteworthy Apps From 2015 - Children's Technology Review ***
"Looking for a solid app.

Elmo Loves You Pop up Storybook App by Story Toys.
Adorable Elmo and his Sesame Street pals are the stars in this pop -up storybook app. Elmo narrates the sweet simple story and explains that everyone has something they love. On each page Elmo gives examples such as birds love to make music, babies love to make noise and kids love toys. There are lots of fun interactions to find and familiar Sesame Street characters appear throughout the app.
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iTunes Link: Elmo Loves You! – StoryToys Entertainment Limited

Elmo Loves You! Elmo Loves You! by StoryToys Entertainment Limited

Price: $2.99 USD

This is a storybook and early-learning reading app, which will help teach your child about love and friendship as you enjoy storytime together.

** Winner of The Appy Awards Best Book App **

I Love You Too – Ziggy Marley by Oceanhouse Media

This is Ziggy Marley’s first children’s book and is based on his 2009 song of the same name. It is about the power of love between a parent and child. It has bright colorful engaging illustrations by Ag Jatkowska and there is even an option to hear Ziggy sing the whole song.

iTunes Link: I Love You Too – Ziggy Marley


I Love You Too - Ziggy Marley I Love You Too - Ziggy Marley by Oceanhouse Media

Price: $3.99 USD

Sing and play with Ziggy Marley as you explore his first children's book based off the song from his Grammy Award winning album "Family Time!" Explore pictures, learn new vocabulary, and personalize the.

I Love You All the Time by Cookie Bear Press

Delightful adaptation of the print book for young children and their families to read together, especially if family lives far away or children simply need reassurance that Mommy and Daddy will always love them no matter what they do. This simple bedtime story features rhyming verse with heartfelt sentiments and bright, simple colorful graphics. The app also has lots of hidden animations, a song and a record it yourself option.
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iTunes Link: I Love You All The Time – Cookie Bear Press, Inc.

I Love You All The Time I Love You All The Time by Cookie Bear Press, Inc.

Price: $1.99 USD

REVIEWS: "...should not be missing in your kids apps collection." topbestappsforkids.com

The light animation and digital enhancements are perfect for the toddler set. Highly Recommended!" www.

Will & Kate by Ink Robin
Will & Kate is about the real life fairytale romance between Prince William and HRH Kate Middeton, Duchess of Cambridge. It is told with hand drawn cartoons, interactive animations and lots of British humor. Sheep and corgis pop up a lot, and kids will have a lot of fun with this app from Ink Robin, and it is currently FREE
iTunes Link: Will & Kate – Ink Robin

Will & Kate Will & Kate by Ink Robin

Price: $FREE

'Will and Kate is a charming, clever, witty and utterly gorgeous e-book. I want to read it over and over again forever ... This is truly one of the best e-books I've seen.' Kids Book Review

'Oozing.

Draw With Hearts- Happy Valentine’s Day by L’Escapadou

Have fun creating your own Valentines Day pictures with this free app from L’Escapadou -the developers of the popular educational apps Word Wizard and Writing Wizard. You can turn your own photos into Valentine’s Day cards by adding animated pulsing hearts in different colors and sizes.

iTunes Link: Draw with Hearts – Happy Valentine’s Day ! – L’Escapadou

Draw with Hearts - Happy Valentine's Day ! Draw with Hearts - Happy Valentine's Day ! by L'Escapadou

Price: $FREE

Note: Screenshot feature does not work anymore in iOS6. So please use the following workaround:
-Press the Home button (the main button below the screen) and Sleep button (on the top edge of the device.

My Little Pony: Hearts and Hooves Day by PlayDate Digital.

Little pony fans will enjoy this Valentines-themed storybook app. It is Hearts and Hooves Day in Ponyville – a day when ponies celebrate friendship and caring for one another. The fillies get carried away trying to find a special friend for their teacher Miss Cheerilee. Everything goes wrong but they manage to put it all right and learn a valuable lesson in the process and that Hearts and Hooves Day is really about friendship and caring for one another.

iTunes Link: My Little Pony: Hearts and Hooves Day – PlayDate Digital

My Little Pony: Hearts and Hooves Day My Little Pony: Hearts and Hooves Day by PlayDate Digital

Price: $2.99 USD

It's Hearts and Hooves Day, and all of Ponyville is celebrating friendship!

But that’s not enough for Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle, and Apple Bloom! They want to help their teacher, Miss Cheerilee.

Is the Witch in Love by Slim Cricket
The witch thinks she’s in love with the handsome and famous sorcerer Merlinor. She dreams of being invited to the big party that he throws every year for Halloween. Despite the advice of her faithful bat-friend, Batina, she decides to do everything she can to charm Merlinor: change her appearance, swap her old broomstick for a deluxe model and even learn good manners.



Is the Witch in Love? Is the Witch in Love? by SlimCricket

Price: $2.99 USD

“Is the Witch in Love?” is a subtle blend of story, games and cartoons.

Discover --- or rediscover --- “The Witch with No Name” in a new interactive adventure full of emotion and magic.<.

Grandma loves bugs by Fairlady Media
Grandma Loves Bugs by Fairlady Media includes ten mini games including: spot the difference, magic coloring, letter match, bug spelling, counting fireflies, number groups, bug identification, feed the baby bird, bug matching and building a spider web. The app incorporates skills for children aged preschool through early elementary school who are learning while they are having fun!


Grandma Loves Bugs Grandma Loves Bugs by Fairlady Media

Price: $2.99 USD

Learn all about bugs with Grandma! This adventurous Grandma needs help identifying bugs, coloring butterflies, catching fireflies, spelling buggy words, matching letters on bees and flowers, building .

I love Mountains by Forest Giant
Mountains are AMAZING! Join Sloan Graham as she shares her love of mountains in her first book for the iPad. Inside you’ll explore and learn how mountains form and where some of the most impressive mountains are located. You’ll also learn a thing or two about the plants and wildlife that call mountains their home.



I Love Mountains I Love Mountains by Forest Giant, Inc.

Price: $FREE

Mountains are AMAZING! Join Sloan Graham as she shares her love of mountains in her first book for the iPad. Inside you'll explore and learn how mountains form and where some of the most impressive mountains.