Hungry Caterpillar Play School

Everything your preschooler needs in one app.

Hungry Caterpillar Play School is a fun and playful app designed to help young children master key early learning goals, as defined in the globally respected Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. It features The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and other characters and artwork from the world-renowned children’s author and illustrator Eric Carle.

For 2-6 year olds

Help your child get ahead and school-ready

A rounded and thoughtfully designed curriculum tailored for 2-6 year olds, using the latest classoom-proven techniques. This app contains hours and hours of interactive activities as well as exclusive books and videos.


Research shows that a child’s alphabet knowledge is the best predictor of their future reading achievement.


Develop a solid foundation in Early Math and improve critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Creative Arts

Be it visual, auditory or pretend play, art is a language that allows us to express and develop our ideas and emotions.


Puzzles help develop their visual problem solving skills and working memory.

Science & Nature

Develop a deeper understanding of the world. Learn by observing and by understanding basic scientific ideas. Learn about the natural world. An appreciation and understanding of the natural world will become a key skill in all fields in the 21st century.


Books, videos, songs and meditations. Meditating is thought to have wide-ranging effects, like calming and reducing anxiety.

Packed with educational and fun activities

Because repetition is so key for early learners, we have designed our app to encourage and reward repeated play. The app gives children complete freedom to roam around and play with any activity they chose.

Learn the alphabet and how to read. Children can trace letters and learn how to spell their name.

Explore the numbers 1-10. Play activities that teach early coding, scale, patterns and more.

Activities and non-fiction books that encourage little ones to be aware of science and the natural world.

Match pairs, learn shapes, solve jigsaw puzzles and complete fun quizzes.

Artistic activities include coloring, collage and building blocks.

Read books, watch videos, listen to songs and practice meditations.


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“This is a marvelous learning app for kids from toddler to kindergarten age because of its range and content. Hungry Caterpillar Play School shows Eric Carle’s sweet, colorful, and eye-catching animal characters as animated features in the games.”

– Common Sense Media


“A calming intro to the digital world, this app features familiar characters from Eric Carle’s books, along with clear directions and slower-paced play. Many activities focus on math or reading, but the relaxation techniques, like using a Brown Bear to encourage mindful breathing, come in handy.”

– Parents Magazine – Best App for Toddlers


“This app is perfect to help kids learn the skills they’ll need for starting school. Hungry Caterpillar Play School has five main areas of learning for kids to play in — shapes and colors, alphabet, numbers, book reading, and arts and puzzles. The app’s design has beautiful realistic and 3D details, while staying true to the bright colors and style of the beloved Eric Carle book it’s based on.”

– Good Housekeeping – Best App for Kids in Preschool

Hungry Caterpillar Play School is FREE for Educators

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