Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
by Oceanhouse Media. Inc.

As a parent, some the stories that you read to your child(ren) are probably the same ones that your own parents read to you when you were a child.  What’s wrong with that?  Those types of books are called classics.  As a little girl I recall Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed not being read to me but rather sung.  Regardless, it provided me memories of laughter and bonding as I sung along with my parents each night.  Recalling those memories encouraged me to download this interactive book for my own little monkey.

Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is retold and illustrated by Eileen Christelow.  This crazy caper of five little monkeys can be read to your child, auto played or the child can read the story themselves.  Whichever reading mode you happen to choose, each will provide a new outlook on the book for your son/daughter.  With faint sound effects in the background of such things as bubbles, monkey’s squealing, water dripping and doors creaking one might feel like they too are a part of the book.  To guide those just learning to read, words are highlighted in purple as the story is being told which encourages them to follow along with the story as it is being read.  What makes this book different from other interactive books?  Each page is filled with picture to word association capability, with one tap of the screen words zoom out of the sentence and are read to your child.  To further develop their vocabulary some taps might even read words that were not narrated but relate to the story at hand.  So be sure to have those little fingers tap every nook and cranny of each page!!

Depending on how old your little reader is, having the picture to word association opened up a conversation that I do not normally have with my son.  I asked him, “what new words did you learn from reading this book?”  I was amazed at the long list of vocabulary that he was able to recall.  He even went so far as to say, thank you mommy for downloading my new book today, I really liked it.  I truly believe that our reading experience would have been even more positive if we could have read it on an iPad. The images and colors of the original artwork would have popped and the ability to touch one word at a time would have been slightly easier. Through repetition, vocabulary development and parental guidance, your little one will be reading on their own in no time!

Applicable2U gives this interactive book a thumbs up and thinks that you too should add it  to your mobile bookshelf today!  As you jump from place to place out on the Internet, why not stop at  Oceanhouse Media’s website or you can fall right into your iTunes library by clicking here.

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