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For years, I have heard others in the homeschool community raving about Bob Books, but I had never actually seen them. So, when the opportunity presented itself to test and review this new app, I thought it would be a fun chance to see what all the Bob Books Brags were about.
Here is a bit about this app:
For over 30 years, Bob Books, the bestselling series published by Scholastic has successfully taught millions of children how to read. Popular among preschoolers, Montessori teachers and Homeschoolers alike, the brand has stood the test of time. Now – Bob Books is available for the iPhone. In partnership with educational children’s iPhone developer Learning Touch, Bob Books just launched their first iPhone app, Bob Books Reading Magic. Can we offer you a promo code so you can review it?
Bob Books Reading Magic shows kids how to make the connection between letters and sounds, sound out simple words and spell the words they’ve read. The game includes twelve scenes for a total of 32 words. Four game levels provide increasing challenges to children as they play.
Bob Books Reading Magic is just a few clicks away in the iTunes App Store. Check it out; we think you’ll be impressed.
Bob Books Reading Magic will show your child how to:
-Make the connection between letters and sounds.
-Sound out simple words.
-Spell the words they’ve read.
The game includes twelve scenes for a total of 32 words. Four game levels provide increasing challenges to children as they play.
Bob Books Reading Magic follows the same method and principles as the #1 bestselling Bob Books series. Bob Books were created to lead to the ah-ha moment when letters first turn into words. By slowly introducing new letter sounds, using consistency, repetition and stories that fit short attention spans, your child will quickly find his or her own ah-ha moment. This is the reading magic of Bob Books. Soon your child will join over 3 million children who can proudly say, “I read the whole book!”
Ian has really been enjoying playing with this app. As a matter of fact, we’ve been fighting over my iPod an awful lot lately and I have a feeling that this app may have something to do with that.
Previously, we had downloaded some of the FirstWords apps, also by Learning Touch. This Bob Books app works very similar to those, with the child choosing and sliding the letters into the appropriate boxes. It took him no time at all to pick up on how it worked, and he’s definitely learning. The neat thing is, though, that he thinks he’s playing! I love that!