Curious George and the Birthday Surprise by i Read With by Tribal Nova – Young and old alike LOVE Curious George and all his adventures, and it is amazing that George and the Man with the yellow hat are now cross-generational in their longevity and appeal. Well, today is George’s birthday and we’ve all been invited to join in the fun! See the events unfold by choosing to Listen or read the text out loud in Read and Talk. Play can also be extended by making up your own stories in the Theater section. As you would expect, George gets into all kinds of mischief, and you will have to read the story to find out how he makes good on his special day. Tribal Nova has provided plenty of things to learn and share with kids through their exceptional approach for beginning readers. Using “Living words” (words that come to life on a page with just a tap) and graded questions about content, will keep you coming back again and again to discover more.
In the Listen Section, the text is read by a professional reader who encourages a sense of playfulness and impending adventure. The illustrations are true to the books, and will give many a parent, grandparent or teacher a heartfelt pang of nostalgia. Each page contains a living word that is animated to help little ones recognize and retain its meaning.
Read and Talk is a wonderful dynamic catalyst for probing for comprehension. The app supplies some guided questions, and you are able to personalize an avatar, the recording of your voice pronouncing the living words, as well as view some strategies in getting more out of the app in the settings. There are also 3 different reading levels which offer more prompts and increased learning of vocabulary. The opportunity to present, discuss, and rehearse traditional birthday celebrations in order to prepare sensitive kids to activities and events that they may encounter may help with maintaining self-regulation at future events.
The Theater section allows you to create scenes from the story by placing stickers and then narrating a scene. There are many opportunities to enhance language and storytelling abilities. It also allows kids the chance to learn about sequencing of events and creating an outcome. Touches like this are really phenomenal in that it empowers kids to learn to take chances and explore possibilities. Beautifully conceived and executed, this app is truly a keeper. Who knows what budding authors you will encourage by allowing them to be Curious with George?
About the Author
Jo Booth has been an Occupational Therapist for over 30 years, and currently works in Pediatrics with early intervention. She sees kids newly diagnosed on the spectrum as well as medically fragile kids. She loves to move, explore and play everyday; so that “her kids” grow up to be healthy independent learners.