March 25, 2014

Vic Mahfood

Caillou: What's That Funny Noise? - i Read With learning method for preschool kids

Developer Quote: "Follow Caillou and his parents while they try to put Caillou to bed. Caillou hears funny noises and can't fall asleep. That's when the action starts in Caillou: What's That Funny Noise?"

- COST:     FREE     - APP STORE STARS:     Not Yet Rated
- Categories: Books, Education, Kids Apps, iPad, Preschool

Bedtime can be a source of worry for children afraid of the mysteries of the dark. How can you prepare your child for bed so that fear and anxiety do not prevent him or her from sleeping? The wonderful iPad book app of Caillou: What's That Funny Noise? - helps your preschool children to embrace night time while learning reading and vocabulary simultaneously!

This eBook for kids is geared to get your child thinking, talking and understanding all sorts of daily concepts. Caillou's parents are quick to show him that his bedtime fears are not necessary by explaining them away. If you have not already introduced your child to the iRead With learning method for preschool kids, now is a great time! Reading aloud helps children quickly learn in a most enjoyable way! Kids get involved with the colorful, cheerful characters, plus take part in all the exciting activities!

Let me get you acquainted with the many educational features of this preschool iPad reading and learning eBook app:

Speech and oral language, vocabulary, phonological awareness, emergent literacy concepts, narrative skills and comprehension strategies.

Touch living words to trigger sounds and animations.

Animations are tied to the story to create a meaningful experience. Tap them to find a surprise!

Select an avatar to personalize your reading experience.

Important words can be recorded. Children can also create and record their own dialogue lines.

Play with story puppets and create your own animated stories in the Story Theatre.

There are three reading levels with more living words to discover, and new prompts to engage conversation.

The colorful graphics, many activities and charming sound effects of Caillou, are going to delight and draw you and your child into this realistic story. (I say realistic because almost every parent has had to allay their children's bedtime fears at one time or another!) Once the app is launched, you can choose among several activity options. You may want to check your Settings first to get the best possible experience in personalization. If you'd like, you can even watch a brief video demonstrating the book's features. Now you're ready to begin!

You'll see Caillou in bed shining his flashlight, trying to be brave! Tap either the Listen, Read & Talk or Theater big buttons. Once you tap Listen, the professional narrator will begin reading the story. Animated circles will briefly flicker on all the items that come to life. See Mommy kiss Caillou, and hear him giggle in response. My favorite animated trick is watching and hearing the light click off when touched. You can also turn on Caillou's flashlight by touching it! Tap the arrow to move to each page of this sweetly tender book, or touch the "+" button at the end of the screen to move to any favorite, numbered page (or frame) of the story.

Feel and see the calming effects of Mommy as she comes in to reassure Caillou who is afraid of monsters (which are only shadows in his room). Tap the bold printed Living Word "shadows" to see this animation appear. Throughout the story, children will come to recognize Living Words in bold print which react to their touch and may even be recorded in their voices! The toys in the chest and drawers come to life when you tap these beautifully drawn, primary color objects. All ends well when Caillou's parents come to his room to show that there are no monsters, and that he is only hearing the sounds of nature outside. Caillou is finally able to sleep peacefully with Teddy.

In the Read and Talk section, use Avatars to personalize both yourself and your child. Even more exciting is the opportunity to prepare recordings. Just tap and hold a Living Word to make your own recordings of the words: Mommy, Daddy, Caillou, Shadows, Cat and all the other ones in bold font! In the Living Theater, tap on items in the scrolling boxes to add them to the scene above. You are now making your own colorful and imaginative Caillou theater! Hear sound effects and see animations while making new scenes over and over again!

There are so many delightful features to love about Caillou: What's That Funny Noise. As an added bit of good news, Tribal Nova is also newly releasing the “Caillou: Show and Tell” app today as part of the iRead With program. My kids are no longer preschoolers, but I know without a doubt that they would have thoroughly enjoyed this warm, loving story along with its fantastic graphics and animations. In truth, there are so many ways to learn and participate in these iRead With books! Vocabulary and comprehension are key learning factors which your child will master as they happily read this story again and again! While bedtime will beckon them with Caillou's charm!

COOL CONCLUSION: Caillou: What's That Funny Noise? - iRead With learning method is the most fascinating, engaging way to cover two major issues for preschoolers: getting ready for bed, and enjoying the novelty of reading!

Enjoy a special promotional launch: Get Caillou: What's That Funny Noise free, and then purchase Show and Tell for only $0.99!
--Date/Version: Updated 10/23/13 - Version 1.1.1
--iOS/Age Rating:  This app requires iOS 5. or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: Compatible with iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellula
--Developer: Tribal Nova
--Facebook: I Learn With
--Twitter: @ilearnwith



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