Recommended App: A Day in the Market

A Day in the Market app iconRecently, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) came out with their 25 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning for 2014.  The apps were chosen because they foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.

One of these apps is A Day in the Market (Araw sa Palengke).  This interactive book allows readers to help the main character, a young girl, get dressed and ride the bus to the market.  At the market, readers help her shop, sort food, and witness the goings-on of the Filipino market.  AASL’s tip?  “Introduce this multi-cultural picture book app to foreign language students learning the Filipino language,” as the story can be read in both English and Filipino.

The app is available on iOS ($2.99) Android (free), and is recommended for grades K-2.  Both of the iOS and Android links will have screenshots like this one:

a day in the market screenshot


For more apps, check out our 2014 Recommended App archive!