E-books have come a long way, especially for children. Now there are apps dedicated to learning along with telling a story. The best part is they are affordable for any parent with a tablet. Tribal Nova’s iPad app Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise? brings story time to life with a classic bed time story that encourages your child’s participation.
The loveable Caillou can’t get to sleep, there are just too many funny noises making his imagination run wild. With the help of his parents, help Caillou get to sleep by showing him there’s nothing to be afraid of. Here is some of the apps description from the App Store:
Discover this innovative shared reading method to help your child get ready to read! iRead With is a top learning and educational method for kids in Preschool to foster language development.
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! Mommy and Daddy are always around to help Caillou and show him what the funny noises and shadows really are. Find out if Caillou (and family!) actually get a good night sleep.
“An eBook that makes children talk!”
• Already reached #1 in Books in the US, Canada and France.
Based on the hit TV series, this animated story is part of iRead With, a new read-aloud program created to foster language development and help preschoolers get ready to read.
iRead With animated stories are designed to make children talk and participate in the shared reading activity.
iRead With is based on the dialogic reading method developed in conjunction with University of McGill’s Child Phonology Lab. Parents follow a prompting system that encourages them to start a conversation with the child, by asking questions about the story. Children become actively involved in the narrative and get stimulated in a multi-sensory level.
“Finally an activity that brings us together on the iPad!” – Mom of a 4-year old
How does the prompting system work? Narrative sequences are punctuated by prompts and conversation starters, inviting to talk about the story and the world around us…
I myself am a parent of 3 children ranging from ages 1 to 11. One thing you never stop hearing is how important it is to read with them. The trick is keeping the kids interested in what you are reading, especially when they are at the age where they can’t read themselves. There needs to be some sort of participation to keep them involved in the story. The iRead system has a great way of adding a play aspect to traditional storytelling to bring that level of interactivity. When your child touches the words there are sounds and surprising animations. Words can even be recorded with the participants’ own voices. Three reading levels keep the story interesting and grow with your child as it changes the living words and conversation prompts so you can reread it again and again.
iRead makes reading more fun than ever before, and Caillou is a familiar character that children are sure to love. Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise? is available in the App Store for $2.99 and is compatible with iPad.