What's New

It's the most wonderful time of the year. To help you celebrate this magical season enjoy our Christmas, winter and Santa themed jigsaws.
Also check out our recently added phonics section in the ABC section.
Thanks for making 2019 so great. The Very Hungry Caterpillar turned 50 and we added lots of great new content.
We have big plans for 2020, so stay tuned.

App Description

Hungry Caterpillar Play School develops the important skills children need by helping you be a part of their learning at home.

#1 Education app in over 25 countries!

Certified by the kidSAFE Seal Program. To learn more go to www.kidsafeseal.com.

"This is a marvelous learning app for toddlers to kindergarten-age kids because of its range and content." - Common Sense Media.

Eric Carle's Hungry Caterpillar Play School is specifically designed to give young children every advantage they need in math, spelling, reading, writing, science, nature studies & creative arts. Help your child get ahead with internationally recognized early learning goals.

• SHAPES AND COLORS: Essential preparation for understanding math, art, reading & writing.

• ABC SECTION: Establishes the building blocks for reading success. Learn about the letters of the alphabet how they make words. Learn Phonics.

• MATH SECTION: Guides kids through concepts which set them up for math proficiency. Repetition is key, so we’ve specifically designed this section to be different every time.

• ART SECTION: Expand your child’s imagination and encourage artistic expression. As little fingers play & explore they’ll discover all sorts of fun features.

• PUZZLES: Age appropriate puzzles are so important in childhood development. Jigsaws and matching pairs teach children to use their own minds to figure out how to solve problems.

• One of the best ways to encourage your child to read, is to read to them. LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD BOOKS are engaging non-fiction titles specifically tailored for young children. These books are read aloud to your child & feature themes of nature, science & art.

• LEARN TO READ BOOKS are a tailored reading experience guiding children through the early reading levels. These titles are designed for independent reading and encourage kids to learn at their own pace.

• 50th ANNIVERSARY SECTION: A very special book featuring Eric Carle's most beloved characters. 10 Little Rubber Ducks video. A special message from Eric Carle. Learn how nature works in our Caterpillar's Garden!

• Subjects are supported & enhanced by SONGS & VIDEOS to deepen your child's learning. Songs are a proven learning tool used by teachers all over the world.

If you're experiencing any issues email us [email protected]
**This app is optimized for iPad 4 and above, iPhone 5S and above, iPad Mini 2 and above.

Hungry Caterpillar Play School is a subscription service which gives complete access to all our activities, books, lessons, songs and videos with exclusive new content every month.
- Choose to subscribe on a monthly or annual basis.
- Change your mind at any point. Cancelling can be done through your iTunes settings.
- Payment will be charged through your iTunes account.
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at the price of $7.99/month or $59.99/year, unless otherwise specified.
- Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- Subscriptions may be managed and Auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
- Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription!
- Use your subscription on any device registered with the same Apple ID you subscribe from.

Read our privacy policy and terms of use here:

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • April 07, 2018 Initial release
  • June 13, 2019 New version 4.1.0
  • June 29, 2019 New version 4.2.0
  • August 16, 2019 New version 5.0.1
  • September 24, 2019 New version 5.1.0
  • October 21, 2019 New version 5.2.0
  • November 11, 2019 New version 5.2.1
  • December 02, 2019 New version 6.0.0
  • December 24, 2019 New version 6.1.0