Saturday, June 15, 2013
Just Grandpa and Me - Little Critter (best Android apps for kids)
Oceanhouse Media are a favourite developer of Smart Apps For Android. They have a fantastic selection of good children's literature available for your tablet. The selection of OM apps available at the Google Play Store can even be overwhelming, so here is a recommendation from our friends at Digital Storytime.
Carisa rated the app 4-1/2 stars: "Just Grandpa & Me by Mercer Mayer was one of the first Little Critter books, published in print in 1983. In this title, Little Critter needs a new suit, so his mom and grandfather take him shopping. Grandpa seems to get in as much trouble with mom as Little Critter does, making for fun mischief with masterful storytelling. The digital version of this book also adds a new twist, keeping track as the reader tries to find all the little grasshoppers and spiders hidden on nearly every page."
In this sweet and sentimental story, Little Critter and his Grandpa go on a shopping expedition for a new suit. The day is filled with exciting events for the adventurous Little Critter and his loving (and patient!) Grandpa. Little Critter proudly tells how he keeps a watchful eye on his Grandpa throughout the day. The amusing illustrations, however, show a slightly different story!
Mercer Mayer's Little Critter stories, which address all the major issues of growing up, are perennial favorites of parents and children.
Recommended Ages: 2 - 5
- Three ways to read: "Read to Me," "Read it Myself," "Auto Play"
- Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
- Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
- Find the creature mini-game
- Professional audio narration
- Custom background audio for each scene
- Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original art of Mercer Mayer
Official Mercer Mayer licensed app: www.littlecritter.com