Your little caterpillar deserves every chance to succeed. 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.

Play is kid's favorite way of learning. In fact, playtime is when everyone's brain is at its most receptive. So we've made sure your child's experience is filled with wonder and humor, as well as leveraging the most up to date best practices in children's education.


— A comprehensive curriculum tailored for 2-6 year olds, using the latest classroom-proven techniques
— New content added every month to keep your child engaged & coming back for more
— Always age-appropriate and safe
— Packed with interactive characters from the entire Eric Carle world

• SHAPES AND COLORS empowers kids to develop reasoning skills in a series of 3D playgrounds. Help prepare children for understanding math, art, reading & writing.

• ABC SECTION establishes the building blocks for reading success. Learn about the letters of the alphabet and how they join together to make words. Discover a world full of interactive Eric Carle characters along the way.

• 123 SECTION guides kids through every concept they need to learn to set them up for math proficiency. Young minds learn by figuring out puzzles and repeating activities over and over again. Repetition is key, so we’ve specifically designed this section to be different every time they play.

• ART SECTION is especially inspired by Eric Carle’s iconic artwork. Expand your child’s imagination and encourage artistic expression. Budding artists can draw, paint, color, design and create in unique ways: Paint or cut out collages. As little fingers play and explore they’ll discover all sorts of fun features.

• 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 and feature themes of nature, science and art.

• LEARN TO READ BOOKS are a tailored reading experience which guide children through multiple 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 and it will be read aloud. These interactive books encourage kids to learn at their own pace.

• Activities and subjects are supported and enhanced by SONGS & VIDEOS to deepen your child's learning. Songs are a tool used by teachers all over the world and a proven way to help anyone learn and remember.

Feed your hungry little caterpillars brains. Marvel as they grow, and take off — just like a butterfly.

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

What's New

Version 1.1.0

Hungry Caterpillar Play School is a new app. So we had to fix a few grouchy bugs here and there. We are continuing to look for ways to improve your experience. Exciting new content is on the way!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

388 Ratings

388 Ratings

Bugs and stops, a couple UI suggestions

The Mattness

In the blocks-to-holes game, my daughter will trigger an offscreen event like Siri or the camera and then when I bring this app back up, she can’t move the block; it’s locked it the coordinates where she’d placed it when the event was triggered.

Also, she often wants to just start over when painting the letters rather than painting the whole thing white. I’ve worked around this by going back, then forward, but a quick-erase and confirm option (so kids don’t accidentally erase their painting) would be good so I can just cook while she and her sister race to destroy my iPad.

Thanks, and overall, great work!

Developer Response

Hi The Mattness. Thanks for your feedback, it's very much appreciated. As this is a brand new app, we hope you'll excuse some teething problems. We're working hard to perfect Hungry Caterpillar Play School, and greatly appreciate constructive feedback from our customers. We'll certainly take your suggestions on board.

Update: We're having difficulty reproducing the offscreen event trigger. In order to help us resolve this issue, could you tell us the device model and OS you're using, the activity where the issue happened and how it happened (what particular action triggered it)? If you could email, or answer here, we'd be most grateful. Thanks.

They automatically charge you for a year

Youth Pastor 101

I got the free 7 day preview. It never even asked me if I wanted to renew or even if I wanted to subscribe for a month or year. It just automatically charged me for a year subscription. There isn’t even a place to cancel the subscription. The app isn’t bad but I think my kiddos are just too young for it right now. But they decided to just charge me, I’m giving it a one star. I don’t even want it!

Developer Response

Hi Youth Pastor 101. We're very sorry to hear you are unhappy with the app. When you downloaded the app and opened it, the first page you would have seen gives you the option to chose a monthly subscription or a yearly subscription. You cannot start a 7 day free trial of our app without choosing one of these options so the yearly subscription would have had to have been chosen. Please follow the steps below to cancel your subscription.

On your device, go to: Settings > iTunes & App Stores>Account >Subscriptions
You will then see your live subscriptions. Tap on Hungry Caterpillar Play School and then tap Cancel Subscription.

This will disable your subscription and you will not be charged any further fees.

If you would like a refund, unfortunately it is not possible for us to refund you directly as the app was purchased from the App Store. You should contact Apple at:

If you'd like any more information please email


I'm Tim

this's very good game


StoryToys Entertainment Limited
210.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© StoryToys Entertainment Ltd, 2018
In-App Purchases
  1. Annual - Best Value $39.99
  2. Monthly Membership $5.99


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