Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Little Critter Collection #1 from Oceanhouse Media...Available Now!

The Mercer Mayer Little Critter books are absolute favorites in our home.  When I received the opportunity to review a new App from Oceanhouse Media featuring our favorite books I was delighted. Little Critter Collection 1 is a huge favorite with not only the kids but from me as well.  Here is the scoop on this must-have app...

Little Critter Collection #1 features 10 popular Little Critter stories that lovingly address all the major issues of growing up. Children will easily identify with Little Critter's adventures as he maneuvers through childhood one day at a time.
  • All By Myself Little Critter doesn't always do everything perfectly, but he always does the best he can.
  • I Just Forgot On rainy days he remembers his raincoat but forgets his boots. At home he takes a bath but forgets to use soap. Poor Little Critter!
  • I Was So Mad He wanted to keep frogs in the tub but his mom said he couldn't. He wanted to paint the house but his Grandpa said no. Little Critter was SO mad.
  • Just Me and My Mom Little Critter enjoys a special day in the city with his mother. He means well, but gets himself in trouble all along the way.
  • Me Too! Little Sister tags along wherever he goes. Whether he's playing football with friends or hiding in his secret tree house, she always finds him. "Me too!," she says.
  • The New Potty This light-hearted story of common potty training frustrations encourages children to keep trying, just as Little Sister does.
  • Just Grandma and Me Little Critter becomes a good helper when he and grandma decide to spend a day at the beach!
  • Just for You Sweet Little Critter wants to do something special for his mom, but he's a little too little and a lot too silly to get anything quite right.
  • The New Baby At first, getting along with the new baby seemed like an impossible task, but soon enough Little Critter learns how to be a good big brother.
  • When I Get Bigger Little Critter day dreams about all the exciting things he'll do when he gets bigger like having a paper route and staying up late watching movies.
New features only available in this interactive omBook include professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork of author Mercer Mayer with features that entertain and promote reading, this omBook appeals to readers of all ages.

Three ways to read this omBook:

  • * "Read to Me" — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
  • * "Read it Myself" — read the book in its traditional form
  • * "Auto Play" — plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!

Additional Features:

  • * Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
  • * Find the creature mini-game
  • * Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
  • * Professional audio narration
  • * Custom background audio for each scene
  • * Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original art of Mercer Mayer
  • * This 'Universal App' is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad
  • * 10 omBooks in one! Conveniently switch between stories from the main menu
I simply can't say enough how wonderful I think this app is!  My 5 1/2 year olds LOVE to use it on their own.   I think it helps them with their reading skills by helping them to associate words with the pictures and the sounds.  My daughter (2) and I enjoy reading along together.  She particularly loves The New Potty because we are in the thick of potty training.  If you are looking for a fun, educational and interactive app for your children this is the one to get!  It is a big favorite in our house and a great way to enjoy Mercer Mayer.  You can purchase the app by clicking here for just $11.99.

*Disclosure:  I was provided with the above mentiond app for purpose of review.  The opinions expressed are 100% my own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks like a wonderful and educational app. Love Mercer Meyer and this is a great way to strengthen reading skills and cover great subjects.