Boats - Byron Barton is brought to you by Oceanhouse Media and is another preschool classic turned app-book! As always, OM has done a stellar job of maintaining the integrity of the original author. Byron Barton’s oeuvre of books about Trains, Boats, Machines at Work, and other things that go, have long been the ultimate in favorites with the preschool set. They feature simple texts, bold colors, and just enough details about their subject to transport young children away and keep them engaged.
Planes were the first Barton title to become an app and now Boats has joined the ranks. Navigation is simple, with big, bright arrows for easy page turning by small fingers. There are many ways for children to explore this title, as touching just about anything on a screen generates some sort of response. For example, children can tap scenes to hear the terms for different objects voiced as they appear in bright red print. Sounds associated with touched objects can also be heard, such as the moo of a cow or the rumble of a truck. Another feature allows viewers to drag the boats and move other objects across the screen.
★ Animations and movable objects on every page
★ Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
★ Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
★ Professional audio narration
★ Custom background audio for each scene
★ This 'Universal App' is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad