Lets celebrate “Children’s Book Week” by adding to your interactive book collection, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree. If you are familiar with author Eileen Christelow, then you already know that these five little monkeys are usually up to no good! With summer time just around the corner, what crazy antics can your little one get into too? Recently launched to your iTunes library, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree and Oceanhouse Media continue to encourage ones love of reading and the development of vocabulary. Previously reviewed books by Oceanhouse Media were via Applicable2U’s iTouch device. As of late, the newest addition to the Apple family, the iPad 2, is where our recent educational app reviews have occurred. Reading an interactive book via an iPad is truly an experience.
While waiting for an appointment yesterday, my son and I had the chance to read together another winning book by Oceanhouse Media. Like many interactive books, Five Little Monkeys can be read three different ways: Read to Me, Read it Myself and Auto Play. Whether you choose to listen to the narrator, read it yourself or sit back and enjoy it like a movie, users of all ages and reading styles will be met. To promote reading in younger children, OM books have incorporated a picture to word association capability. Simply tap an image and words will zoom up out of the sentence. To further develop ones vocabulary, additional parts of each page will come alive as well. Through professional narration, graphically appealing artwork and sounds, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree will certainly keep your little one entertained. With connections between previous Five Little Monkey books read and background knowledge of the classical song, the reactions that I saw from my son while waiting for his appointment were priceless! It is because of these educational options that Oceanhouse Media provides that my son is now attempting to read books on his own as he taps one word at a time.
While Momma sleeps, these five little monkeys will tease and taunt an angry crocodile. All the while never learning from each others mistakes. But SNAP!! goes the crocodile causing all those watching to think that our mischievous main characters have been eaten. Will your little one be able to find them? I know my little one was giggling up a storm when the mystery was solved. If you would like to learn more about Oceanhouse Media please visit their website here. Lets continue the celebration of all types of books, hardcover or interactive via your Apple device as we celebrate the love of reading by downloading Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree from your iTunes library here.