...an Apps for iPads Review!
Oceanhouse Media Group, long synonymous with apps that teach kids while having fun, has just released the very first book in a new series. That new, animated storybook series is called The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library. Aimed at children ages five to eight, this is a nonfiction series that appeals to children’s natural curiosity and engages them in the process of scientific exploration and discovery. The titles your child will explore include a wide range of subjects, including dinosaurs, pets, marine life, trees and outer space and feature classic characters from the original The Cat in the Hat — The Cat, Sally, Dick, Things One and Thing Two, and even the fish!
The very first release in The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library is There’s No Place Like Space. Join the Cat in the Hat, Dick, Sally, Thing One and Thing Two as they fly through space in their very Dr. Seuss looking spaceship learning all about our solar system.
Stay with us for a peek inside this astounding app and learn more about how it’s going to teach your kids while they have fun!
As you can see in the sneak preview above, this is truly done in classic Dr. Seuss, Cat in the Hat style. The wonderful illustrations are straight out of Dr. Seuss, as are the animations and music. All the floating items, including the spaceship, kids and the Cat in the Hat can be moved around at will. Who says the earth has to be third from the sun? Of course once you leave go it will go back in align so we don’t throw Mother Nature for a loop!
Tap on any bold faced word and a new popup box will give you a short definition. The planets will all tell you which place they hold from the sun and any keen characteristics. Tap on any item on the page and the name of the object will pop up and the professional narrator will tell you exactly what it is. Both this, and in the story’s text will illuminate as it’s read so your child begins to associate the written with the spoken word, encouraging reading. Tap on Thing One and Thing Two for even more unexpected surprises! Tap on stars to reveal constellations!
What does the silly rhyme Mallory, Valerie, Emily Mickels just saved up nine hundred nienty-nine nickels mean? What happened to Pluto, the forsaken planet? Scientists say while its a great name for a dog that the mass’s not a planet. So while you might have learned nine planets to name your kids only memorize eight, and it’s easier on their brain! Okay, sorry… I’ll stick to reviewing and wrap this one up!
There’s No Place Like Space Features:
- Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
- Tap on glossary words throughout the story and learn their meaning
- Interact with the animated objects on each page
- Professional audio narration
- Custom background audio for each scene
- This ‘Universal App’ is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad
- Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the original artwork
“There’s No Place Like Space!” kicks off a new line of animated omBooks from The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, where the Cat in the Hat teaches children basic science concepts.