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I'm a big fan of Dr. Seuss books, as I've said many times. Did you know that this year marks the 55th anniversary of one of my all time favorite Seuss books, Green Eggs and Ham? It was first published on August 12, 1960, and remains a childhood favorite. I love sharing classic books like these with my kids, and now we can experience them in a whole new way with the Green Eggs and Ham - Read & Learn app!
My boys are heading to preschool soon, so I want to give them as much of a head start on learning as possible. I couldn't wait to check out the new Green Eggs and Ham - Read & Learn app because it seemed like the perfect way to let them interact with a favorite book and learn some new skills too!
They were so excited when I started the app for them - they loved seeing the familiar story and they noticed the movement right away, saying "Look! He's running!". Every page was animated which really brought the story to life and engaged them immediately.
Using the app was very intuitive for my 3 year old twins. They were able to tap and drag the characters to move the story along. And, when they tapped on different pictures within the page, the word for what they tapped appeared and was said out loud. They absolutely LOVED this feature, and what an awesome way for them to learn new words!
They also quickly uncovered some fun surprises: anytime a star appeared, they were able to tap it to uncover a brand new learning activity: spelling, rhyming, and more. Some of the activities were a little advanced for their current skills, which is fine with me because this app will challenge them and help them to learn for a while. They seem to learn so quickly that I like finding apps that will grow with them, rather than ones that quickly bore them.
When my boys have screen time, I like to make sure that it is quality time with learning in mind. I felt very comfortable letting them spend time on Green Eggs and Ham - Read & Learn because I know that it was designed by educators as well as kids and parents, and it aligns with kindergarten level English Language Arts standards. There is also a cool feature that allows me to track their progress. And, most importantly, there are no in-app purchases for me to worry about.
We loved Green Eggs and Ham - Read & Learn. I appreciated the classic story and the quality of the learning activities it provides. My boys thought it was engaging and entertaining - they want to read it over and over again - a sure sign that once again, Dr. Seuss has made learning FUN.
Be sure to check out Green Eggs and Ham - Read & Learn, available now for iOS devices in the App Store!