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Pooh’s Birthday Surprise App Review and Giveaway

by Nicole on October 19, 2011

Name of Product: Pooh’s Birthday Surprise App

Where to Buy:  online from iTunes

Price of Product:  $4.99

Description of Product: “Disney Publishing Worldwide has announced the launch of Pooh’s Birthday Surprise – their first app in the education category that gives kids and Winnie the Pooh fans alike access to interactive, early-childhood learning activities featuring the beloved characters of the Hundred-Acre Woods. The new app aims to help children acquire and retain early literacy and pre-math skills at home and on-the-go through curriculum-based content and such activities as identifying and extending simple patterns, problem solving, vocabulary awareness, and story comprehension.

* Early-learning activities
* Narration with word-by-word highlights supporting the read-along experience.
* Special features to engage and surprise young readers like: shake to clear away dust, tilt to set clouds in motion, swipe to see flowers bloom, and much more.
* End of book activities provide extended practice with early-learning concepts.
* Learning activities refresh for repeat play and practice.
* Info Page offers story extension activities for parents and caregivers.”

Review of Product:  I thought Noah would be too old for the Pooh Birthday Surprise App but I was wrong! The reading component of the app left him wanting more and he keeps going back to the app when he is on the iPad.  He said his favorite part was the ending and that he liked being able to follow along with it.  He kept talking about icing the cupcakes and it took me a few minutes to realize it was the ending of the story on the app he was reading.  I love how the text gets highlighted as it is read, apps like this truly are educational in nature which is reassuring when it feels like your kid never puts the iPad down! Plus who doesn’t live Winnie the Pooh?

Giveaway: The folks at Disney Digital Books have graciously decided to give five (5) lucky Nicole’s Nickels readers the Pooh Birthday Surprise App – on their choice of iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below – you can only do each entry once! Giveaway ends at 12:01 am on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.  For information on how to enter Rafflecopter Giveaways check out this post.

I received samples of the products reviewed in this post.  My opinions remain my own.

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