Normally, book apps don’t really appeal to me. I love paper books. I want my kids to love paper books. As I was going through this app however I found myself touching every bold word and feathered friend. I get it now. Book apps help make reading and learning to read fun and engaging.
Fine Feathered Friends: All about Birds is a new app in the Cat In the Hat Learning Library. Kids will travel around the world to learn about a variety of birds – common features, traits of the biggest or smallest birds, …
When kids first open the app, they can choose to read the book themselves or have it read to them. Anytime through the book, though, they can click on the menu arrow and turn the narration on or off. You can even choose to narrate the book yourself for your child or have them read it to you and email the recording to yourself or even family members.
Throughout the story vocabulary words are displayed in bold type and display meanings when clicked . On each page the name of every item and character on the screen is said and displayed when children touch them. When the narration is turned on, the words that are spoken are highlighted when read. Kids learn fun facts about a few particular birds and nothing is too heavy handed. Each different location, story, and fact seems carefully chosen so children will want to read and revisit this crew of Cat and his friends over and over again.
There is a page of onomonopia in the book that kept the kids and I giggling. My little obsession was moving the birds in the background sky whenever I could, it never got old.
A non-fiction read designed for kids age 5 to 10, Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds is $3.99 and is available for iPhone, iPod and iPAD.
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iGameMom has a free copy of the app to giveaway thanks Oceanhouse Media. To win the app, please leave a comment below this post, telling us what is your favorite bird. Any comments entered before midnight July 22 are eligible to win. The winner will be announced here on July 23. Good Luck!
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Today’s app is reviewed by Celina, the NerdyBaker. Celina is a wife, a mother of three, a self-proclaimed nerd, lover of movies, science, and science fiction. She is always looking for fun and educational content for the iPad and iPods.