*This post has been sponsored by Oceanhouse Media, but all opinions are my own.
Dr. Seuss books have been a staple on our bookshelf for quite some time now. As a kid, I have memories of my mother mixing green food coloring into my eggs so I could have my own green eggs and ham. I always tried to tell her I did not like them, but always caved and ate them. If you too are a fan of the beloved books by Dr. Seuss, then you should check out the new Green Eggs and Ham Read & Learn App that is available exclusively for iOS devices in the iTunes Store for only $4.99. This fantastic new app is designed for kids who are three to six years old. The debut of this app comes right after the 55th anniversary of the original Green Eggs and Ham book, which was first published on August 12th, 1960. The style is very similar to the book, check it out!
My daughter is now three and a half and loves any chance she has to play on our iOS devices. I try to keep her screen time educational, so I jumped when I had the chance to try out this new Dr. Seuss app. I let her test this interactive book out on my iPhone. I was pleasantly surprised as many apps that are suitable for her age range simply are easier and more fun to play on a bigger screen. This app is definitely portable no matter the size of your device. Here you can see she decided to “dress up fancy for the picture, mommy.”
Reading Plus Games That Are Educational
At first glance, you might think this app is a more traditional electronic storybook. The app does give you the option to have the story read to you, or to read it by yourself. On each page, you can poke, drag or interact with the characters in the story. The interactive storybook helps to build your child’s vocabulary as it names every item tapped. As they child explores, hidden stars appear on each page. Finding the stars opens small mini games which my daughter loved. Each mini-game helps your child learn rhyming words, spelling, word identification and other skills that my kid is going to need for kindergarten. She was so excited to find each of the stars and with 31 stars total there are plenty of stars and mini games to keep her busy.
Extras For Parents
There were plenty of ways I could interact with my kiddo and the app, such as suggesting she tap various items or helping her find the star mini games. The app was clear and simple enough that she could easily navigate it solo also and there were no in-app purchases she could accidently tap. You can track how many minutes your child has played and how many times they have read the book which is useful to simultaneously track progress and limit screen time. This is a solid educational app that packs plenty of fun and surprises. This is the second Dr. Seuss app. You should also buy The Cat In The Hat Read and Learn App which topped the iTunes charts in the Kids category within the first two weeks of release, and is a similar interactive storybook.
Readers, do you have any Green Eggs and Ham or Dr. Seuss memories from your own childhood? Would your kids love this Dr. Seuss app?