Clifford The Big Red Dog is celebrating his 50th Birthday on February 14th! Scholastic is kicking off the celebration with the launch of Clifford’s BIG Birthday app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can get it for FREE here. Designed for kids ages 2-5, the app invites players to join Emily Elizabeth in Clifford’s doghouse as she works to create a surprise party for Clifford’s birthday. As players set up for the party, they can explore, touch, hear, and learn by decorating the cake, hanging streamers, choosing balloons and picking out a special present for Clifford. The app features three highly interactive and replayable birthday-themed games, including one game that builds essential literacy skills using augmented reality. Each game reinforces the language skills needed for early-readers, including spelling, word families and sight words – all while feting their favorite pooch!