Professional voice actors read this calming bedtime story, which is supportive of early learning and has easy to use, fun interactions.
~~ Child-friendly interactions with 'Know What's Inside' seal of approval
~~ Original rhyming story in both English and Spanish, with UK/US spelling choice in English text
~~ Attractive and original illustrations by artist, Monika Suska
~~ Written by parent/teacher Kryssy Hurley
~~ Fun touch screen interactions and animations which do not overlap narration
~~ Random elements included on successive readings
~~ 'Record Your Own Narration' facility - a useful feature if a parent/carer plans to be away from home
~~ 'Read To Me'/'Read On My Own' options
~~ Additional coloring activity, with option to save picture
~~ Develops early reading skills and language development
~~ Supportive of Bloom's Taxonomy, U.K. Early Years Curriculum and U.S. Common Core Curriculum for Kindergarten
~~ Includes aspects of Personal and Social Education, including routines and self-care
This charming story app provides an enjoyable shared experience for parent and child. The background music is gentle, calming and complements the story. Depending on reading ability, the user can choose to read on their own or to hear a professional narration. Words are highlighted as they are spoken and, as each page of narration is followed, the user can then engage with the touch interactions. Activities include counting Ted's animals, sorting blocks by color, putting Ted's clothes in the drawer, helping him wash, and so on. Added details such as the random variations of Ted's dream, make successive readings slightly different. The coloring activity consists of a scene from the story and a free drawing opportunity. All drawings can be saved or put in the bin.