but what that means is that I was on the hunt for great apps for both Liam and Erik to use on the iPad (Erik gets to use it with me while big brother is at school -- shh don't tell Liam)
One of the names that I was familiar from their DVDs was BabyFirstTV and I was pleased to find that they have a small assortment of apps to go along with their excellent programming. Through Mom Spark Media I was lucky enough to get a code to download Vocabularry's Things That Go and Erik has been getting a huge kick out of it!
What is it?
From the hit TV channel BabyFirstTV, comes the very first digital book featuring everyone’s favorite parrot, VocabuLarry! The spirited talking parrot takes babies and toddlers on an interactive journey as he meets all different “things that go” – a car, ship, truck and more!
Your child will giggle with delight as VocabuLarry teaches the word for each vehicle in his very own funny way. Every page contains cute sounds and fun animations that come to life with the simple touch of a finger. VocabuLarry’s Things That Go Book features:
- Basic vocabulary
- Simple and easy to understand navigation
- The option to choose the narrator or read and record the book in your voice!
- Tested by babies, toddlers and parents
- Multi-device support
Watch how it works here:
About BabyFirstTV: BabyFirstTV is the leading TV network made just for babies, toddlers and parents. Developed by educational experts, BabyFirstTV shows inspire a variety of developmental skills. Plus, it's completely commercial-free! Visit www.babyfirsttv.com
Erik is enthralled! He loves that when he moves his hand around the iPad it makes the story come to life! He's not entirely coordinated enough to do what the child on the video does, but he bounds around the book and giggles his way through it. Liam likes it too - he especially likes it because the book offers things that go and he can interact with it by saying what the pictures are before Larry does! Many kindergarten aged children would probably still enjoy the book because it has options for more "sophisticated" read it themselves and still allows them to have fun and interact with the book! Another great feature that we haven't explored yet is that you can record your own voice into the read to me - which would be great for parents who have to be away from their children for a trip, or for grandparents and other relatives who may not be able to visit as often as they like!
I had the iPad at the doctor's office while we were waiting in limbo (you know that time after you see the nurse and before the doctor arrives) and VocabuLarry kept Erik in stitches the whole time! The other neat thing is that this app works on your iPhone and Android enabled phones and tablets too!
I recommend this app if you have toddlers or preschoolers who like "things that go" and are looking for an educational and fun app!
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Disclaimer: I received this product and an additional gift for completing this review.This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. (http://momsparkmedia.com) Thoughts are my own