Scholastic recently launched the Clifford BIG Birthday app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Emily Elizabeth invites players to join her in creating a surprise birthday party for Clifford. Players can prepare for the celebration by decorating the cake, hanging streamers, choosing balloons, and picking out presents for Clifford. The app features interactive games that help children with spelling, word families, and sight words. Text and instructions are read out loud to help both readers and non-readers. Additionally, parents are provided with educational information that allows them to look at suggestions on how to expand learning outside of the game for their children. To download the app, visit