A Great Day for Pup is another book app from Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Learning Library. It is based on the original print book of the same title. We have recently become big fans of Cat in the Hat in our household and this book app was an immediate favorite. It has great educational information about various wild baby animals while providing that familiarity that comes with the Cat in the Hat.
Book apps promote literacy, word recognition, and encourage creative thinking. A Great Day for Pup also provides facts and educational information on various animal babies around the globe. Throughout the interactive story, kids can tap bold words to learn the meaning or definition, move or drag floating objects around the page to learn the words and interesting facts about the baby animals. Kids will love exploring every where, from Australia to Antarctica, they will also like Thing 1 & Thing 2 giving extra information throughout the story.
A Great Day for Pup features two reading options: 1) Read to Me 2) Read it myself. There are arrows at the bottom of each page to help navigate through the book either going forward to the next page or allowing you to go back to the previous page.
The middle arrow opens up a menu with the following features: an option to go home, look at the pages from a glance, record your own narrator voice, or an options menu. In the options menu you can turn off sound effects and turn off the ability to tap on pictures. The voice recording feature is a great way to give your child a familiar voice when they are listening to the story. You read the story while it records your voice, then it stores that reading as an option in place of the automated narrator voice.
The main page is a little unique to this app because this book is part of the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library. You have access to the bookshelf (a separate free app), other related apps, as well as the parent section with instructions for the book. In order to enter or ‘unlock’ access to the parent section, it asks you to follow simple instructions such as “swiping the screen with two fingers to the left”. Copyright information and information on the ebook publisher can also be found on this parent screen.
This book app is designed for children 5-10, however my 2 year old loves reading this book with me.
A Great Day for Pup is available for iPhone, iPod and iPad. It is $5.99 on App Store.
If you prefer reading it as a print book, you can find the print book on Amazon. The Amazon button link below will lead you to the print book.
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Today’s app is reviewed by Daisy Simpson. Daisy is a proud mom to an active toddler and works part-time in a hospital where she utilizes technology in her work with helping kids cope in the medical setting. Her family loves being outdoors experiencing all Minnesota has to offer.