A lot of times you might think of E-readers being just for adults, but that is not the case at all. There are so many apps and games to download for kids, and I was surprised at the number of books that you can download for kids too.
Luke really enjoys ebooks, especially ones that are interactive and Little Critters The Trip Reading Adventure was no exception. This app was exactly what Luke loves.
First off, let me say that I love the Little Critter books. I can remember reading them when I was little, and was happy to share that with Luke.
I was super excited to try out this app because right from the start I knew that there would be lots of chances for interaction within it's digital pages.
When first opening the app you can choose reading adventure or choose just read. If you are wanting to just read the story, then you click just read, but if you want to do all of the interactive parts of the app, you go on the reading adventure.
The app first gives you a tutorial for how to navigate it. You can skip this part if you already know what to do. As you move through the app, there are different parts of the pages that you can touch to do different things. These parts are marked by a different colored dot, for instance if you click on a red dot, you can collect alphabet flash cards and you can go back and review the flash cards at any time during the story.
You can navigate different routes on your adventure too, by clicking on an area on the map.
During the story, there are many different games that will pop up and when you complete them you collect gems for a little surprise at the end!
Most of the games are quick and easy, however some of them do require some reading but with a little help, these can be a great way to promote reading skills and even letter and number recognition and counting.
Navigation through the game is very simple. And if you forget what you are supposed to do, the game reminds you. To navigate to the next page, you just touch on the arrow.
I love that this story offers so many different ways to engage and interact with it. From the flashcards, to the games, this story will gain and keep your child's attention, and it is such a fun way to fit in some summer learning! And for just .99 cents it's a huge bargain for all that this app has to offer!
You can purchase this app from the App Store, Google Play, Amazon, and it's available as a Nook app!
I was compensated for this review, however these are my own thoughts and opinions.