Listed among Fast Company’s “World Changing Ideas” for 2019, Caribu makes family video-calling unforgettable by letting you paint and read bedtime stories in real time with the kids.

Find out why families in 160+ countries connect on Caribu for immersive and activity-rich video-calls.

“This company is rethinking the video-call for the benefit of children” - INC. Magazine.

“A cross-generational connection for grandparents to interact with their grandchildren” - Forbes Magazine.

Hear giggles and share smiles when reading together bestsellers like Barbie and Thomas and Friends. We’re always adding new publishers such as Highlights, Sesame Street, and Usborne so that there’s always something exciting to read together.

You can video-call in for art sessions to color their favorite animals together and paint family masterpieces without the mess and cleanup. Enjoy Caribu’s constantly updated interactive coloring section where you and the kids can color unicorns, dinosaurs, puppies to draw on blank canvases to calm the kids and make memorable art together over video-calls.

Check out the coloring section for coloring sheets, interactive word puzzles, word searches, tic-tac-toe and hangman that strengthen memory and attention for kids and seniors.

• Read and draw with your grandkids in a video-call
• Hundreds of great titles and many more added weekly
• Fun and safe for you and the grandkids
• Paint together without the mess
• Play games such as tic-tac-toe, word puzzles, and hangman in a video-call
• Personalized book recommendations at the end of every book
• Aunts and uncles can join the fun
• Browse through award-winning children’s books with a powerful search tool
• Video-calling that kids don’t run away from
• Includes grandparent favorites like Sesame Street and Highlights
• Bestsellers like Barbie and Thomas and Friends
• A wide variety of coloring sheets including everything from wild animals to learn the alphabet
• Online and offline reading (use Caribu in the car or on a plane)
• Categories make it easy to find books by Age Group, Learning, Classics, Animals… and many more!



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Rated 4 out of 5 stars by Common Sense Media based on child development best practices and overall quality and learning potential

Caribu has been featured in an Apple Keynote and TV iPad Ad, Forbes, Wired and more. Here’s what the press and parents are saying:

· “I bought an iPad Mini for my granddaughter just so I can Caribu with her!” - A generous grandfather

· “I work in Guatemala and just read my first book on your program to my daughter back in Vancouver last night.” - Steve

“I love the app as I’m now able to read a bedtime book to my grandson and I’m sharing the world!!!!” - Karen


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What’s New

Version 3.2.7

We made the app faster and added lots of new books!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
189 Ratings

189 Ratings

Dantrepreneur78 ,

Loving it as a traveling parent!!!

Our daughter is now a bit over 3 years old and pretty much used to me (her dad) reading at least one bed time story every night. In recent weeks I had to start traveling a lot for my job and our little
one started to be pretty mad at me for not being able to do the usual bed time routine. In the beginning I tried reading to her via FaceTime call, but that ended up being pretty clunky and I began searching for other apps that might offer a more shared and interactive experience. Voila, here comes Caribu!!! It is amazing how I am now able to do a video call while sharing the same screen and reading from one of the many digital books to her. Some of the books even offer a joint drawing function which my daughter loves (as long as I draw :D). Caribu has really become part of our bed time routine when I am traveling or sometime even when staying late in the office, so I would strictly recommend it to any parent that likes to increase communication quality and the depth of the personal connection with their kiddos. They will thank you for it! Noting beats being there in person, but this is a big step close than just an video or phone call. Big thumbs up for Caribu!!!

thatgardentho ,

Wonderful App Amazing Customer service!!

My mom and my youngest daughter use this App for bedtime stories. We love it and their ability to stay close despite the miles between them. We recently had a small problem and customer service went above and beyond to make sure the issue was resolved and that we were all happy. I can’t thank the developers enough for this app and all the love they put into it!

jgtabbert ,

Amazing app for my family

My youngest daughter is in love with this app! I travel quite a bit and I love how it allows me to connect with her while I’m away. Her favorite feature is the ‘draw’ option where she can create and save her artwork. Excited to share this with friends and family.


Caribu Inc.
137.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Caribu Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Caribu All Access Books $6.99
  2. Caribu All Access Books: Month $6.99
  3. Caribu All Access Books: Year $59.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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