Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Read Me a Story, iPad!
Apps We Love: Go Away, Big Green Monster! and Grimm’s Red Riding Hood – 3-D Interactive Pop-Up Book
Go Away, Big Green Monster! By Ed Emberley by Night & Day Studios is the app version of the Caldecott-medal winning storybook. I’m a big fan of Ed Emberley’s How To Draw series and this app works as both a reading and drawing “how to” experience.
Along the way, the monster’s face is assembled then disassembled, part by part, in essence a drawing lesson that shows readers how to create a monster face in stages. I’m betting kids will be inspired to draw their own Big Green Monster. It’s easy if you follow Ed’s steps.
Grimm’s Red Riding Hood’s text and voiceover narration can easily be switched from English to Dutch, French, or Spanish, which could make it an interesting foreign language supplement for your older kids. Foreign language children’s books have always been a great resource for language students. Ideal Binary also offers Grimm’s Hansel and Gretal, Rapunzel, and Rumpelstiltskin.
Go Away, Big Green Monster! for iPad
Age Level: 4+
Updated: May 2, 2012
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Bottom Line: Simple but delightful.
Grimm’s Red Riding Hood – 3-D Interactive Pop-up Book
Age Level: 4+
Updated: December 8, 2011
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Bottom Line: Engaging but an old-school Grimm Brothers tale.