Kid’s Book and Kid’s iPhone App reviews continue. For my “reasons” behind “Why Apps?!” look here. Type “Kids” or “children” or “educational” into the Apple iStore and you get bombarded with Apps. Which to get?! Look no further… As well as our usual Monday Morning Book Club review!
All previously reviewed books can be found on my Amazon store:
Book Review – Spoon
Spoon, By Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Read together age: 2.5 – 5yrs. Read alone age: 5-8yrs.
A lovely book with a very sweet end. The little spoon wishes it was a different piece of cutlery, which all seem to have so much more fun. Knife gets to cut things and fork gets to help at the barbeque and chopsticks are exotic. His mother does agree… but then she helps him see what is so special about being a spoon and how others envy his abilities! A lovely story about recognising the good things in your life and being happy about it. A lovely way to teach one of life’s very valuable lessons.
iphone Review – Tappy Tunes Lite
Tappy Tunes, Lite. Another one of those little Apps, where the “Lite” version is ample to keep your babies amused. This one is definitely up to around 3yrs old. Red Ted is slowly losing interest in it, but Pip Squeak (9mths) is fascinated. The idea is simple: by tapping anywhere on the screen a note from a tune is played, whilst child friendly images appear on the black screen. It is a great one to get those motor skills going and I guess at some point train rhythm. I don’t think this is designed with children in mind, but it is brilliant for them. Lite comes with 5 songs. Check it out.