The Monster at the End of This Book is an app version of the classic Sesame Street picture book from the 1970s. In the book, the adorable Muppet Grover tries to stop children from turning the pages so they will never reach the end of the book, where he believes there will be a monster. However, it turns out that at the end of the book there is only Grover himself. The app enables the interactive activities kids can have while reading the book, such as untying the knots, knocking down brick walls. This makes this app being more than just a book.
When the book is read, the words are highlighted, which helps kids make connections between written and read words. However, there is no “Read by myself” option.
Another nice feature of the book is parenting advice from experts, providing helpful tips on how to help kids overcome fear and how to recognize kids are in fear.
What the kids learn:
While going through the book, the corresponding words are highlighted, so it will help the kids connect written words with spoken words. However, it is not an app designed for kids to learn reading. Instead, it is a video book for toddlers or even younger kids to learn the story. With parents’ help, they can also learn how to deal with fear.
How can parents help:
Parents should read the Parent Guide in the app and read the book with your child. After reading the book, find ways to talk to your child about “fear” and how to handle it.
It is a fun and engaging book app with a lot interactive activities. Toddlers, even older kids, will for sure like it a lot. Parents can use this app as a starting point for a conversation about fear with your child.
It works on both iPhone/iPod and iPAD. It is $3.99 at App store.
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