Writing, reading, playing, singing, and talking together are the five best things you can do to get a child ready to read. Exploring digital apps together can supplement these. This slide deck ties 50 free iPad apps to the five practices of early literacy outlined at http://everychildreadytoread.org/, and offers parents and caregivers tips for how to best share them with children. All apps free as of 8/13/15. Full app list on slide 47.