Dr. Seuss Birthday App Giveaway

Dr. Seuss Birthday App Giveaway



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Fantastic five app giveaway of Oceanhouse Media – Dr. Seuss Apps in celebration of his recent birthday!


Cat in the Hat Cat in the Hat by Oceanhouse Media

Price: $4.99 USD

This app is for customers who own the older version of this app and require an update for 64-bit compatibility. NEW customers should search for "Dr. Seuss" in the AppStore to find the latest, greatest.



Green Eggs & Ham Green Eggs & Ham by Oceanhouse Media

Price: $3.99 USD

This app is for customers who own the older version of this app and require an update for 64-bit compatibility. NEW customers should search for "Dr. Seuss" in the AppStore to find the latest, greatest.



One Fish Two Fish One Fish Two Fish by Oceanhouse Media

Price: $3.99 USD

This app is for customers who own the older version of this app and require an update for 64-bit compatibility. NEW customers should search for "Dr. Seuss" in the AppStore to find the latest, greatest.



Dr. Seuss's ABC Dr. Seuss's ABC by Oceanhouse Media

Price: $3.99 USD

This app is for customers who own the older version of this app and require an update for 64-bit compatibility. NEW customers should search for "Dr. Seuss" in the AppStore to find the latest, greatest.



Oh, the Places You'll Go! - Dr. Seuss Oh, the Places You'll Go! - Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media

Price: $3.99 USD

This app is for customers who own the older version of this app and require an update for 64-bit compatibility. NEW customers should search for "Dr. Seuss" in the AppStore to find the latest, greatest.

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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
 I Can Name 50 Trees Today (Dr Seuss/ Cat in the Hat) by Oceanhouse Media – Review

I Can Name 50 Trees Today (Dr Seuss/ Cat in the Hat) by Oceanhouse Media – Review



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What we love…

teaching children about trees in an easy to understand format

What we’d love to see…

Map showing where trees are located; more interaction such as games to test knowledge of trees

Summary

Great information on Trees. wonderful features to encourage literacy skills.

Our Rating

 

 

I Can Name 50 Trees Today (Dr Seuss/ Cat in the Hat) by Oceanhouse Media.  This app is a great app for people wanting to learn about trees – it’s a bit like an encyclopedia app where The Cat in the Hat helps teach Dick and Sally about Trees all over the world. he app tells simple information like the parts of the trees. A close up picture is shown of the leaves and the bark for every tree.

Features of the app include:

iPhone Screenshot 2Touch a bold word and the definition is provided.

Touch the name of the tree and you are told what it looks like and where it it found. many great fun facts are learned as well.

My daughter’s Girl Scout troop was earning their tree badge and had to learn to identify different types of trees by their bark and leaves. This was a fun way for them to learn about trees that are not in our area and my daughter loved that she knew some trees from up north where she grew up and where her grandparents live.

Oceanhouse Media has great features in their book apps. this app has the following features: Two reading options (read to me and read by myself), words are highlighted as they are read, tap pictures and they are named aloud with the word highlighted, record your own voice and share it. OM also has parental controls with a locked parental gate which ensure that little fingers do not get into areas that they should not be.

This is a great resource book for kids learning about trees or who are really interested in trees. It unfortunately, did not keep my daughters interest as well as some of OM’s other book apps. I would highly recommend for learning trees but this app is not going to be most children’s favorite Oceanhouse Media book app since the story is more educational in nature versus their traditional type of app.  It would be great for learning for a home schooling family, someone who enjoys nature or even those going on a nature hike to understand more about the trees around them.

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Suzanne is married with one fantastic 12 year old daughter. Suzanne is a school speech language pathologist in the public schools and enjoys her job tremendously. She and her family have recently moved from North Dakota to Texas and are enjoying the wonderful climate change this move has provided. Suzanne has always been the power user of new electronics in her schools and loves to teach others what she has learned. She shares her knowledge of appropriate apps with coworkers and families.
 A to Sea by Joshua and Donna Wilson- Review

A to Sea by Joshua and Donna Wilson- Review



 

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What we love…

Beautiful graphics, lots of interactivity,  soothing sounds, fun facts about each animal

What we’d love to see…

Letter sounds, narration of the “extra fun facts”

Summary

An excellent app that teaches children their alphabet and instills appreciation for sea creatures

Our Rating

A to Sea by Josh and Donna Wilson of The Happy Dandelion is not your ordinary ABC book.  Every page, including the cover page, has beautiful interactive graphics combined with soothing narration and audio. The book app comes in both iPhone and iPad versions, this review is of the iPad version.

Each letter in the alphabet is represented by a sea creature with an anecdotal description.  You can either read the text on your own, or click on it to have it read it out loud.  Click or tilt the screen to move the sea creature, see an animation, and/or hear sounds.  Clicking on the bottom of the screen brings up a small banner with an interesting fact about the sea creature. These extra facts are not narrated, it would be nice to be able to have them read aloud too. The banner also contains the home button which will take you back to the home screen.

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The pictures, animations, and sounds on each page make you feel as if you have been magically transported to a serene beach, walking along the shore, and taken a dive in the beautiful big blue sea.  Children will be delighted with all the interactive items while learning an interesting fact or two about each creature they encounter.

A to Sea contains no external links, which makes this app excellent for little ones to play even on their own.   A URL is listed on the credits page for parents to type in to their browser should they choose to (and I believe they will) get more information about The Happy Dandelion and other apps they offer.

One thing I would like to see possibly included in future updates are letter sounds.  For example, clicking on the letter A will bring up an audio that says “The letter A sounds like ah or a.”

Overall, A to Sea is an excellent app that teaches children their alphabet and instills appreciation for the sea and its inhabitants at the same time.  I highly recommend it!

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A to Sea – Joshua Wilson

A to Sea
A to Sea
by Joshua Wilson

Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 73.23 MB

$2.99USD

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iPhone version: A to Sea for iPhone – Joshua Wilson

 

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Fides and her husband have been married for 16 years. They homeschool their 4 children: two amazing sons and two beautiful daughters. Fides likes to walk and jog outdoors everyday and has as very difficult time resisting a slice of paradise cake.
 Jack and the Beanstalk – Navigate Kids by Jessica Johns – Review and Giveaway

Jack and the Beanstalk – Navigate Kids by Jessica Johns – Review and Giveaway



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What we love…

Children learn the meaning of 10 emotions in the context of a familiar story. Clear facial expression for each emotion.

What we’d love to see…

Audio narration for the story.

Summary

Great app for teaching children essential emotional vocabulary and increasing their emotional intelligence.

Our Rating

Do you use story books to teach emotions? Do you teach your children the vocabulary that they need to identify and understand their own emotions so that they can learn to express and handle these emotions appropriately?

In Jack and the Beanstalk – Navigate Kids, your children will learn the meaning of 10 different emotions (sad, angry, scared, happy, surprised, curious, nervous, jealous, confident, excited) in the context of a familiar story. They will also learn to have empathy skills from 20 scenes in the story where they will use the clues in the text to understand how Jack is feeling and then choose an appropriate emotion for Jack from 10 choices at the bottom of the screen. Once chosen, they will see Jack’s facial expression in that scene change according to the emotion that has been selected and they will also get feedback if the selected emotion is appropriate or not.

 

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In most of these scenes, there are more than one appropriate response and these present wonderful opportunities for us to ask our kids what made them think that’s how Jack feels. We can also ask how would they feel and what would they do if they encountered the same situations as Jack. Getting kids to identify and understand another person’s feelings and situations teaches them empathy and by observing Jack’s facial expressions, kids learn to read facial clues which will in turn help them better relate to people.

20140203-235808.jpgThe story itself is nicely illustrated and filled with rhyming text. Animations and interactivity are kept to a minimum and this works well as you don’t want to have too many frills to distract your child from thinking deeply about what’s happening in the story. Though there are more than 50 pages in this app, navigation within it is easy with a contents page that brings you directly to one of the 4 chapters and a menu page that is easily accessible. It would be great if optional audio narration is added to the story, so that younger children can ‘read’ by themselves.

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This idea of using stories to support social emotional development is not new but a storybook app that is specifically designed for this purpose is new (as far as I know). The app, Jack and the Beanstalk – Navigate Kids is well-made and presents many opportunities for discussions about feelings, besides teaching the meaning of 10 emotions and how they look like. I highly recommend this new reading experience.

 
 

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Jack and the Beanstalk – Navigate Kids – Jessica Johns

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

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Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.

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