Builda the Re-Bicycler
By Midlandia Press
As an educator or parent how do you raise awareness of Earth Day? Earth Day began back on April 22, 1970 and has certainly come a long way in 42 years. Sadly our this educational review is coming after the fact, however, environmental awareness should be celebrated year round and sharing how available teaching resources come in a multitude of ways. What is your school, community or home doing to help our environment? Whether your classroom or garage has those infamous blue bins which are used to separate paper, plastics or glass, generations young and old know of the 3 R’s symbol of recycle, reuse and reduce. Interactive book apps are truly making their mark for purposes of improving ones reading skills, but they can also be used to make personal connections and inform the reader. Recently launched to the App Store is Builda the Re-Bicycler from the developers of Midlandia Press. This thought provoking book is part of a series called “Tales of Midlandia” and can be viewed online or in print. It is currently designed for your iPad device running iOS 4.3 or later and has a great deal of hidden gems.
Come meet the star of the show, Builda O. Bobo. She is a bike factory owner who helps community members but also comes to realize that she can help in so many other ways. With characters like those seen in a familiar PBS show, Arthur. The characters seen in Midlandia take on both human and animal like qualities. Builda the Re-Bicycler is equipped with a number of Applicable2U’s favorites: highlighted text, the option to read in a variety of ways, interaction with pages and the best part – discussion questions. A book which is normally viewed in print is now coming to life in the palm of your hands as it is very user friendly, has beautifully illustrated images, along with clever sounds and music. Whether you are reading at home or connected to a large screen projector in school, our friends from the town of Midlandia will spark a great deal of conversation as lessons are learned or reinforced. For years, things were done a certain way in the town of Midlandia and it’s time to step outside the box. Your child or student will see new words that are created and connected in a whole new way.
As we explored this interactive book we wanted to learn more about those at Midlandia Press. By selecting the menu button at the bottom of the screen, we noticed the “info” option. It was here that we learned how to best manipulate the book, but we also learned of a hidden secret. Without giving away too much, Applicable2U will ask, “How many hidden items will you find?” If you would like to learn more about Builda the Re-Bicycler or any of the other books in the series, please visit their website here. For just a $1.99, you too can get this book installed on your iPad device in a matter of minutes, just simply click here. It’s a story you just don’t want to miss!