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Caribu makes family video-calling unforgettable by making it interactive! You can draw together, read bedtime stories, solve puzzles, cook, and even visit museums in real-time with the kids, no matter the distance.

Families in 160+ countries connect on Caribu, nationally and internationally, for immersive and activity-rich video-calls, that provide quality screen-time.

Your regular video-call just isn’t enough. Caribu allows you to be in a virtual playdate with books and activities to keep kids completely engaged!


• Read and draw with your kids or grandkids in an engaging video call
• Thousands of great children’s book titles and many more added weekly
• Paint and draw together without the mess
• Play games such as tic-tac-toe, word search, and puzzles
• Cook together and enjoy child-friendly recipes
• Personalized children’s book recommendations at the end of every book
• A wide variety of coloring sheets including everything from wild animals to learn the alphabet
• Books available in multiple languages. English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, German, French, and Portuguese
• Search by Categories like Age Group, Learning, Classics, Animals, Art, Cooking, and many more

Hear giggles and share smiles when reading together classics like:
• Barbie
• Wheels on the Bus
• Goldilocks and the Three Bears
• Thomas & Friends
• Highlights
• Sesame Street
• Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
• The Boy Who Cried Wolf
• Aladdin
• Peter Rabbit
• Snow White & the Seven Dwarves
• The Wizard of Oz


You can video-call in for art sessions, to draw and color their favorite animals together, uncover surprise eggs, 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 and draw on blank canvases to calm the kids and make memorable art together over video-calls.


Check out the coloring section for coloring sheets or solve interactive word puzzles, and compete in word searches and tic-tac-toe to strengthen memory and attention for kids, grandparents, and the whole family.


“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.

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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.

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What’s New

Version 3.6.4

- Announcing Camp Caribu!
- Makes it easier to manage Pending Contacts
- Fixes a number of app loading bugs and includes several performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
567 Ratings

567 Ratings

didiblue52 ,

Great app!

I read to my 2 1/2 old grandson several nights a week. They live 4+ hours away. This became a primary link during the lockdown. He fell in love with Thomas the Train books. I love to read children’s books so this does not get old. I have bought him the paper versions so he can keep them in his backpack. More Thomas stories would be great.

I gave the four stars because connecting can sometimes be frustrating.

I look through the other books to find something that he will like. That will come someday. This retired elementary teacher loves books! Some award winners would be great to add!

Developer Response ,

How wonderful! We're happy to hear Caribu helped you connect with your grandson during this time! 🥰We truly appreciate your feedback. We're adding new books and activities every week and always welcome requests. Email us at with your requests and we'll also make sure we look at any connection issue you've experienced so you have no frustration going forward! Thank you!

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!!!

Girl who reviews ,

Great idea to keep in touch with the kids

The idea of this app is fantastic, however the execution is rather shaky. The app crashes and lags all the time, even if I’m just exploring the app by myself. Also sometimes the app does not sync correctly between both parties, my screen showed a completely different coloring page than what the other party had on their screen.
Lastly, when I finish a book/coloring page and back out of it, I notice I am brought back to the start page. I wish I was brought back to the exact position I was at before I clicked on the coloring page/book because I have to re-scroll to get to where I was. I found this especially irksome as I was exploring the app and was clicking on stories to ‘heart’ them and when backing out, I was brought back to the start page and instead of where I left off and had to keep re-scrolling through everything to get back to where I was. I hope the developers will be able to fix these hiccups to reach the potential I know this app has. Stay safe everyone!

Developer Response ,

Hi Girl who reviews, we sincerely appreciate this feedback, thank you for the review! We will take this into consideration. As for some of your technical issues, you can always feel free to email and they can help you go through a number of fixes - often just restarting the app for both parties will fix everything!


Caribu Inc.
102.3 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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In-App Purchases
  1. Caribu All Access Books $6.99
  2. Caribu All Access Books: Month $6.99
  3. Caribu All Access Books: Year $67.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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