Today I want to share another discovery of some free book apps from ABCmouse.com – The Aesop’s Fables Series. I reviewed a book app The Aesop for Children from Library of Congress. That one is for older kids, who can read by themselves. The series from ABCmouse.com are designed for younger kids who have just started learning to read.
Currently there are 4 titles in the series:
The Tortoise and the Hare: how a tortoise win a race against a hare.
The Fox and the Stork: Fox learned a good lesson on how to treat others.
The Lion and the Mouse: A mouse helped the lion escape the hunter’s trap.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf: how a boy learned the lesson of losing people’s trust.
Kids can read the book in three ways: Read to Me without pause, Read with Pause between pages, Read by Myself (I Can Read) with the narration being off. There are 2 to 3 short sentences on each page, and about 10 pages in each story. When kids tap the Words button, the text on that page will show up on a separate page, where kids can tap and hear the word be read to them aloud. Also on each page, there is a glossary list. When kids tap on a word on the list, the word’s definition is read to them.
The feature I love the most is the Parent Tips. It provides questions a parent could ask the child based on the content of each page. In The Lion and the Mouse, on the page that the lion was trapped by a net, the suggested questions are “How do you think the lion feels? Why do you think he feels that way?” I also like the “Moral of the Story” at the end of each story.
All four book apps work on iPhone, iPod and iPAD. They are FREE on App Store.
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Fox and Stork: Tortoise and Hare:
Lion and Mouse: Boy Who Cried Wolf: