Are you looking for an app for your little ones to share with daddy this Fathers’ Day? We have one for you – Just Helping My Dad is based on Mercer Mayer’s easy reader of the same title.
Little Critter’s Dad has the day off and has a big list of things he wants to get done. It is a good thing Little Critter is determined to help out! He even gives dad an early morning wake up call! With the ‘extra help’ even the most simple tasks become a lot more work. Little critter though remains charmingly unaware. This title was written for emergent readers and therefore contains a lot less text than other Little Critter titles. However, the bright & fun illustrations tell most of the story.
Like all Oceanhouse Media titles the story may be read aloud (and recorded), read silently or the narrator can read it aloud on ‘auto play’ mode. If word is tapped it will turn blue and zoom towards you as the narrator says it aloud. The name of each object in the illustrations also have this feature when touched.
The app also contains a Mini game where readers can spot a recurring small character on each page. I find that this distracts my three year old from the story so we read it first and then the second time I put it on Auto play and she tapped on the mouse and spider on each page. Anyone that has ever had a little one ‘help them out’ around the house will laugh aloud at the way little critter sees things and understand exactly how his dad is feeling. The reading level is more suited towards preschoolers however I would recommend it for little critter fans of all ages!
Just Helping My Dad is available for iPhone, iPod and iPAD. It is $0.99 on App Store right now, on promotion.
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Today’s app is reviewed by JJ (Piwi mama), a proud wife and mama of two girls. The family travel with her hubby’s work so most of her time is spent teaching her kids. In her spare time, JJ blogs about their portable learning and reviews books. You can read about their travels at Learning and Growing the Piwi way