Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise? – i Read With learning method for preschool kids
iPad Book Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise, developed by Tribal Nova, is an interactive storybook for iPad. Featuring an adorable story and many interactive elements, this is a fantastic iPad book that kids will love.
Concept and Functionality:
Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise is a heartwarming story about a little boy named Caillou and the mysterious noise in his room at bedtime.
Children are able to follow along with him and his parents as they try to discern the source of the noise that’s scaring Caillou.
Almost everything in Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise is interactive, so touching on different objects on each page will animate them. I found the illustrations to be very detailed and creative, making for an inviting and immersive environment.
Everything about the story is very easy to follow along with, and I love the fact that Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise has three different reading levels. This means that as kids build their reading and comprehension skills, the book grows with them and adds more words to the story. This dynamic book concept is incredible and means that the story won’t be read once or twice and forgotten about.
Overall, I think Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise is a fantastic book with many educational aspects. I absolutely love the fact that the book supports the option for children to read along with the iPad’s microphone, which helps build necessary skills. Kids can even personalize their Read & Talk experience with custom avatars.
Though I felt that the story was a bit short (only 13 pages long), there are enough extras in Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise to help move the book beyond just words on a digital page.
Not only does Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise allow children to listen and read, but kids can also create their own story using the Theater.
This is where children can choose a scene from the book, add characters, and record their voice to create their own Caillou experience. As kids create their own stories, they’ll level up and unlock even more objects to add to scenes. Plays are automatically saved within the app, as well, for kids and parents to view later.
Lastly, Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise features reading prompts that help to stimulate conversations between kids and parents while reading the book. These prompts appear during the Read & Talk version of the story. This helps to bring parents and children together while reading at a level far beyond simply holding the iPad and reading words from the screen.
Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise is available to download from the App Store for $2.99 and is compatible with iPad. This educational and interactive book is a must-have for parents who are looking for a truly unique and immersive reading experience to share with their child.
From fully interactive elements to the creative theater, Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise is definitely a book that will become your child’s favorite!
Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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