Friday, 6 April 2012

Dr Seuss Beginner Book Collection #2 iPad / iPhone App Review

We are big fans of Dr Seuss and Oceanhouse Media apps and recently reviewed Dr Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1 which was a big hit with Ben so I was delighted to find out that Dr Seuss Beginner Book Collection #2 is now available. Collection #2 includes more Dr. Suess favourites which are Green Eggs and Ham, Dr. Seuss's ABC, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, There's a Wocket in My Pocket! and Hop on Pop. I love the Dr Seuss collection apps as it means that I always have a selection of favourite books on hand to read to Ben or let him play with.

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Click on a character to select a book.
Dr Seuss Beginner Book Collection #2 is the exact same format as Dr Seuss Beginner Book Collection #1. When you load the app you select the book you wish to read by clicking on the character in the menu which represents it. Once you select a book you are given three options, Read To Me, Read It Myself and Auto Play. Each of these modes come in useful in different situations whether it is the Read It Myself option where you or your child want to read the book in a traditional format or Read To Me and Auto Play which is great to keep your child entertained in the car etc. Each page is interactive with the words appearing and spoken when an object is touched on screen helping to develop word association. In Read To Me mode words are underlined as the story is read which helps children learn to read. It is also worth mentioning that you have the option to turn off sounds in the settings so you can let your child use the app in quiet places without worrying about them turning the volume up and disturbing all around them. All the books are illustrated with the classic Dr. Seuss drawings which makes them instantly recognisable and familiar.

Ben's favourite story is Hop on Pop which is full of fun characters and little rhyming poems which are great for introducing basic phonics and for kids who are learning to read. I have to say I find it a lot of fun to read to Ben too with it's clever use of words and rhymes, Ben's favourite character is Pat:

"PAT PAT
They call him Pat.
PAT SAT
Pat sat on hat.
PAT CAT
Pat sat on cat.
PAT BAT
Pat sat on bat.
NO PAT NO
Don't sit on that."

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Hop on Pop
Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection #2 is available to download from the AppStore for £7.99 and as it is a universal app it works on all Apple devices. This has been a big hit with Ben so I can highly recommend it!

*Disclaimer: I received a promocode to download this app but this has in no way biased my opinion.

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