When it comes to children reading, I tend to be a bit old-school and old-fashioned. Give them a book to hold. Turn the pages. Smell the paper. Snap it closed when you’re finished.
digital book that features seven Dr. Seuss short stories that were
originally printed in Redbook magazine in the 50s.The Bipollo Seed and Other Lost Stories
marks the the first time these rediscovered stories have being printed
and shared and the first time an app and print book are being released
digital form of these books besides the classic Dr. Seuss stories and
original illustrations? The stories can be read in a variety of
formats–read to me, read it yourself, or autoplay. Kids can swipe
through the pages or, for the younger crowd, have the story read and
pages turned for them, like a movie.
of the story is fully clickable. By tapping text or pictures, kids can
have a word repeated or read to them. And words become highlighted as
the narrator moves through the book. Though I now associate Dr. Seuss
voices with the likes of Martin Short and Jim Carrey, the narrators of
these short stories are perfectly matched.
the past few days, my four year old and I have been working or way
through these new Dr. Seuss stories. She begs to get on my iPad and
promises she’ll listen to a story, not play another round of Fruit Ninja.
And when I see her tapping through the words and listening to how the
print is read, I feel my old-fashioned heart start to soften. Who can
argue with a child begging for a book, no matter what the form? -Molly