Eric Carle's on the Farm: Animal Sounds and More Review (Publications International)

What It Is

Eric Carle's on the Farm: Animal Sounds and More is an interactive book app that introduces kids to 25 animal sounds. In Read to Me mode, the book will be narrated. Turn on Read by Myself mode to let kids read the book themselves or have a parent read the book aloud. As kids read through each page of the book, they'll see familiar Eric Carle artwork. Tap on each animal to hear its name and the sound it makes (or a sound meant to represent the animal, such as with the turtle). Some pages include fun extras, such as puzzles, coloring pages, mazes, lift-the-flaps, and digital stickers. The book also includes five sing-along farm songs. You can start the book from the beginning or tap on any of the 14 animals on the homepage to visit your favorite animal.

Is It Fun?

This app offers lots of engaging features for beginning readers. Young kids will love mimicking the animal sounds, singing the songs, solving the puzzles and mazes, and getting creative with the coloring and sticker pages.

Who It’s For

Eric Carle's on the Farm: Animal Sounds and More is for ages 4 and up, but we think even younger kids ages 2 and up will enjoy the animal sounds and interaction in this app.

What To Be Aware Of

In order to access the information section from the homepage, you'll need to press and hold down on the circular "I" button. This section provides you with a link to frequently asked questions as well as with links for purchasing other apps.

This app requires iOS 5.0 or later. It's compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and is optimized for iPhone 5.

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