The Cat in the Hat - Read & Learn is the first in a new series of early reader book apps from Oceanhouse Media, Inc, and Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. Each Read & Learn app is an engaging interactive reading experience, combining the madcap works of Dr. Seuss with his beloved illustrations that kids and adults all love! Get ready for surprise “Learning Activities” that are incorporated throughout to help kids ages 3 through 6 in preparation for beginning reading skills such as spelling, phonemic awareness, and of course rhyming!
Simple rhymes are thought to be innate in most cultures, there was a reason for Mother Goose and other nursery rhymes that have been popular for centuries. When young children begin to talk and play with words they learn by experimenting with sounds. Research indicates there is a correlation between phonological awareness and reading ability. Visit this app and the Dr. Seuss Library often, you will be setting your child up for success and building an invaluable routine.
Now back to the app: Let the wacky world of Dr. Seuss entertain children with fundamental skills of enhancing and building vocabulary, phonological aptitude, and comprehension, all of which are the cornerstones of literacy. Seuss had an incredible talent for whipping up fun fiction. His delightful characters and exquisitely invented new words combined with his jaunty writing style all contributed to his fanciful modern day fairy tales. The Cat in the Hat is a complete classic in every respect; just what the doctor ordered for infusing learning into family fun!
Each page has a hidden learning activity to prompt kids to explore each page, not only are these activities fun they are exemplary in design to promote essential learning. The curriculum has been scaffolded with simple oral directions as well as clear and highlighted written ones. Activities get slightly more challenging as the book goes on with subtle hints are given to nudge the child along if needed. A stupendous app to help young readers practice spelling, phonics, reading comprehension, and rhyming (among other early literacy concepts) all while having the time of their life.
ANIMATION & INTERACTIVITY
- Every page is animated and includes idle, tap, and drag animations to bring the story to life like never before
- Gesture-activated surprises are hidden in every scene and add depth and delight to the overall reading experience
- Child can move the story along by dragging characters or completing certain actions, such as bringing the Cat into the house for the first time when he arrives and lifting the hook on the box containing Thing 1 and Thing 2 to let them out
*Additional Read & Learn book apps by Dr. Seuss will be available from Oceanhouse Media later this year