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Bob Books #1 – Reading Magic By Learning Touch

iPhone/iPad App

Publishers Summary: Millions of kids have learned to read with Bob Books. Now Bob Books is coming to the iPhone with Bob Books Reading Magic!
Start your child reading with this phonics-based interactive game. Your favorite Bob Books characters and full-color animations encourage kids along the path of learning to read. The game includes twelve scenes for a total of 32 words. Four game levels provide increasing challenges to children as they play.

The Turkeybird Speaks: “This is so much fun! I love playing on my mom’s phone. Actually I really think that I should have my own phone, but mom keeps saying I’m too young. I don’t think so. What’s so fun about the phone is all the great books and games mom finds for me. My favorite are ones with puzzles and things I have to figure out, especially with words. So this was really cool!

“What I liked most about it was that it always changed and once I finished a page all the people and animals moved. It was so so neat! Now I just wish I could play more, so I’m hoping they have another book coming soon so that I can learn those words also.”

Mom’s Two Cents: “BOB Books have long been favorites of parents and teachers alike. With their easy format and fun characters children are able to quickly jump into the stories of Mat, Sam, the cat, and many more. For those familiar with the pattern established in print versions of BOB Books, the iPhone/iPad versions will be a familiar yet welcome addition to a beginning readers repertoire.

“When I was initially approached about the opportunity to review this recent release in the world of BOB Books I was quite excited, but didn’t at all understand what I was getting. Yes, our family is familiar with BOB Books, in fact I’ve reviewed them in print form in the past and Littlebug is beginning to show interest in them now as well. What I wasn’t prepared for was how incredible the iPhone version of these loved books would be. From a visually stunning cast of characters to progressive interactivity to the plain old fun factor, it hits every one of my wished-for points in apps.

“Generally speaking, my experience with ‘learning’ books via my iPhone has been marginal. I’ve always wanted more interactivity and variety. Children often get bored with iPhone apps and if there isn’t change within the app it’s likely to be pushed aside rather quickly. What I’ve found in the past was they were either games or books, not so much of both. If perhaps I’ve happened upon a great combo, there’s rarely the element of progressive play where the learning portion actually gets more difficult as the child learns. Absolutely not the case with this delightful app! As your child learns words and continues on through each story it gets more difficult, there are more words and even placement of letters gets more specific. It’s fantastic!

“For those with little ones on the verge of reading with access to an iPhone or iPad, I would highly recommend this app. BOB Books are a household name where children’s literacy is involved and what better way to bring them into the future than via interactive app. With everything a parent could hope for including learning and entertainment, I’m positive that little ones and parents alike will truly enjoy this new version of the successful BOB Books series. With another 32 words under his belt the Turkeybird and I (as well as Littlebug) are eagerly anticipating the release of the next in the series which will no doubt be just as stunning. A must have for iPhone users with kiddos!”

The1stdaughter recommends: Ages 2 to 5. Not your average “learning” app for the iPhone/iPad. Help teach your little one 32 new words with this progressive, interactive and entertaining new app from a household name in literacy.

This app was provided for review by the publisher, Learning Touch. Thank you! Make sure to follow them on Twitter for up to the date details on their newest releases!

7 Responses to Book Review: Bob Books #1 – Reading Magic By Learning Touch

  1. Uly says:

    Interesting that they’re in color. The books themselves aren’t, which can be super annoying.

  2. What a great idea! I bet those will be super popular. I love the Bob books–I think they’re perfect for getting kids interested in reading.

  3. Katie says:

    So cool! I am definitely recommending this version of BOB to my sister-in-law (an awesome home school mom). BOB Books were SUPER popular at the bookstore where I used to work, and this version sounds like such a great update!

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  5. Gina says:

    BOB Books have always been a staple in the kids/baby section of our local book store. It’s integration to electronic media was only a matter of time. Sounds like the Turkeybird has found a new reason to “borrow” your phone. ^_^

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