What's New

The Very Hungry Caterpillar loves winter. So he's getting ready to celebrate the season with a big update. In the mean time we've been enhancing your apps perfomance and splatting bugs to get ready.

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!

Hungry Caterpillar Play School is 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 and school-ready with internationally recognized early learning goals.


• SHAPES AND COLORS: Prepare children for understanding math, art, reading & writing.

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

• 123 SECTION: Guides kids through every concept they need to learn to 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. Budding artists can draw, paint, color, design & create in unique ways: Paint or cut out collages. 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. Plus they're fun!

• 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 but if your readers encounter a word they don’t know, they can tap on that word & it will be read aloud. These interactive books 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.

• 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.
Marvel as your child grows, and takes off — just like a butterfly.

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 $5.99/month or $49.99/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

(click to enlarge)

Hungry Caterpillar Play School screenshot 1 Hungry Caterpillar Play School screenshot 2 Hungry Caterpillar Play School screenshot 3 Hungry Caterpillar Play School screenshot 4 Hungry Caterpillar Play School screenshot 5

iPad Screenshots

(click to enlarge)

Hungry Caterpillar Play School screenshot 6 Hungry Caterpillar Play School screenshot 7 Hungry Caterpillar Play School screenshot 8 Hungry Caterpillar Play School screenshot 9 Hungry Caterpillar Play School screenshot 10

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