Bizzy Bear Builds a House by Nosy Crow is a fantastic app for budding little builders who will love operating all the machinery while helping to build a house. The app is based on the popular Bizzy Bear books and features the original illustrations by Benji Davies. The user interface is kid-friendly and it has impressive interactive features throughout which include helping Bizzy Bear to dig a hole with the digger, operating the dumper truck and fetching blocks for Donkey. It is a fun and engaging app, with pleasant narration and bright colourful graphics which are sure to appeal to kids.
When you load the app you can choose between Read and Play or Read by Myself. In Read and Play, the story is narrated in a karaoke style which is great for young readers, and on each page there are interactive touch points to be found. My son, Ben loves all the activities especially digging holes with the digger and moving the crane up and down. On each page there is something differnent to captivate his imagination and keep him engaged. There is no time limit to how long you can spend on each page which means that your child can set the pace themselves and navigate to the next page by selecting the arrow in the bottom corner when they are ready to move on.
In Read by Myself mode you get the option to set the length of time the text should appear on screen which means you can tailor it to your child's level. The interactive features are the same in both Read and Play and Read by Myself modes. One thing I have to mention is what a lovely story Bizzy Bear Builds a House is, the characters are all so helpful and polite in it, it is a delightful story to read to your child.
Bizzy Bear Builds a House is available to download from the App Store and is compatible with both iPhone and iPad. Today, the 25th of July it is free to download so my advice is to get hold of it now.
|Bizzy Bear helping by moving block|
|Read by Myself setting|