Horton Hears a Who!

Horton Hears A Who!
by Oceanhouse Media, Inc.

In 1954, Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote and published the book Horton Hears A Who! “Who” would have thought that this book, along with many others, would become a part of the mobile learning environment?  To honor Dr. Seuss on his birthday, Applicable2U has chosen to review this book app that has been brought to the mobile device world by Oceanhouse Media.  As a child, Dr. Seuss books were shared, but I have to be honest, Horton Hears A Who was not one of them.  My little critic and I were excited to read this book together for the first time and to keep the memory of Dr. Seuss alive for years to come!

Oceanhouse Media sets itself apart from other interactive books by making words from the page zoom up out of a sentence or paragraph or with the most careful of touches, additional vocabulary words are reinforced.  As we held the iTouch in our hands it was as if we were actually holding the real book.  Dr. Seuss dreamt of teaching children how to read and for them to love the experiences that they get out of his books through small intertwined lessons. While sitting in the Jungle of Nool bathing oneself, Horton will encounter a number of challenges while learning that a person’s a person, no matter how small! As individuals, we are to respect each other no matter what our differences happen to be.   This particular book will move your little reader through a number of emotions.  From a parents point of view, depending on your child’s age, it might be necessary to stop at various points of the book to discuss what is going on.  As an educator, Horton Hears A Who! could possibly fit in nicely with a guidance lesson or two. Whichever way you happen to use this application, all parties will hear Dr. Seuss’ vision of  encouraging ones love of reading, to make connections and to build academic and life skills.

Applicable2U thinks that this interactive book application applies to you, it’s “gaming for a reason.”  Interactive book applications provide so many things for those holding a mobile device. Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!  You would be ecstatic to see where your books are taking children today!  If you would like to learn more about Horton Hears a Who, please visit Oceanhouse Media.  Ring in Dr. Seuss’ birthday the right way by visiting  your iTunes library and begin your download today!

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