Do your kids like non fiction? Do they like apps? Here’s a marriage made in heaven for them: Ocean Forests eBook from Bright World — their first app after successfully self funding on Kickstarter! — that reads like a non fiction, has exploring opportunities to dig deeper in what interests your child, with gaming to get them to come back! I think this is perfect for my son’s summer learning!
Explore Ocean Forests with Non Fiction eBook
This app to learn about kelp forests feels like it’s been created by an educator parent. There are lots of thoughtful details for subtle learning opportunities.
Reading: There’s a book to read and there are many ways to go! Your child can read independently, hit the read aloud button to hear the story, or make your own recording. The words light up as the story is read aloud and the reader can click on any word for the built-in dictionary feature. The dictionary is narrated.
What is this perfect for? Young readers who are learning to read independently, readers who are working on reading fluency, and English as a second language readers.
Exploring: Roam around in a 3D environment. The user can zoom in or out the kelp forest which is filled with animal and plant life. Clicking on any image will provide more narrated details. The Explore feature provides listening skills which are the bricks and mortar of building vocabulary and learning to read!
Gaming: Play games like Mind Match gives kids more opportunities to interact with words they have been exposed to in Ocean Forests in a fun way. The Sub Game requires kids to use reading comprehension in order to play but also has an enviromental message that lets kids help to clean up trash in the ocean.
Oceans Forests is a well thought out and engaging eBook app (plus more) that would be perfect for summe learning. I’ll be using out with my son when we wait in line or at restaurants. It’s available now at the App Store for $2.99.
How about you? What fun and educational apps are you or your kids enjoying? Please share! Thank you!
p.s. Related posts from our trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium:
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Bright World eBooks. As always, my opinions are my own and I would never recommend anything that I wouldn’t use myself!