... an Apps for iPads Review!
Remember growing up on the time-honored treasure “The Monster at the End of This Book” starring none other than lovable, furry Grover from Sesame Street? Well, that wonderful book was transformed earlier this year into a great iPad app… and now, 40, yes FORTY years after the original book was published by Golden Press, Sesame Street, in conjunction with Callaway Digital Arts, has released a BRAND NEW sequel to the story!
Callaway just released Another Monster at the End of This Book…Starring Grover & Elmo! Now your own child can join Grover in welcoming none other than Elmo to his wonderful storybook app.
Stick with us after the break to learn more about this wonderful new app for iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch!
This wonderful app is fully interactive. For instance, your child has to flip off all the paperclips holding the pages closed before they can go on with the story and find Elmo on the next page! Each word is illuminated as the text is read, encouraging associating the written with the spoken word, and helping to foster early reading. The story, of course, is read to your child by the voices of the original Grover and Elmo characters! Just hearing their voices brings a smile to faces young and old!
Just as the original book helps children cope with “monsters” this app has the same result. No one can be afraid of these lovable, furry, fun creatures and you will find your child smiling and laughing their way through the story and the lesson. While fashioned after the original, with beautiful illustrations and flawless animations, the multiple ways that Grover impedes progress to the end of the book are all new, and kids will love each and every one of the fun obstacles along the way. Callaway has incorporated ground-breaking technology that pulls your child right into the story for another generation of fun! Navigation is also a snap! If your child falters the monsters are right there to help, gentling nudging them into the next required action.
Sesame Street has gone the extra mile and parents will find they have their own area located at the beginning of this iPad app. There are many suggestions and ideas “hidden” away under the flap to help you interact with your child as you share this marvelous experience. Whether you want to just share a moment or a lesson you will find pointers on each.
- Tell Me a Story
- Adding Play Value
- Conflict Resolution
- Cool Off
- Label Emotions
- Be a Good Bystander
Another Monster at the End of This Book…Starring Grover & Elmo! Features:
- All-new animation featuring the voices of Grover and Elmo
- Engaging activities that build vocabulary and spatial-relations skills
- Word highlighting for beginning readers
- Intuitive finger-tapping, so little ones can play independently
- Bookplate personalization so you can add your child’s name!
- Parents’ tab to help you and your child get even more from the app experience
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