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For Baby, Toddlers or PreSchool Children
Today, August 22, marks the launch of the new educational game app, 5 Little monkeys, by Kid's Academy, a creator of educational children's mobile apps. Kid's Academy has received many positive accolades and were top rated by Children's Technology and Parent Reviews.
The popular nursery rhyme 5 Little Monkeys will be available as a universal iOS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod so that you can take it with you anywhere you go or your children can enjoy it anytime at home.
Nursery rhymes are a blast for kids, but they also have great educational value.
"Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they're four years old, they're usually among the best readers by the time they're eight." [Fox,M.(2001) Reading Magic, San Diego, CA: Harcourt]
I find it quite amazing that I still remember nursery rhymes my Mom taught me when I was a wee babe. Not just the standard ones, either, but "Dr Foster Went To Gloucester" and "There once were two cats from Kilkenny". To this day, many years later, I can still recite them perfectly - which astonishes me, because sometimes I can't remember where I put my keys a half hour ago!
In any event, apparently they did have a very positive effect on me because they contributed to my reading at a very early age. I was asked by the teacher to read "Make Way For Ducklings" to my kindergarten class. It's funny the things you remember.
Nursery rhymes help with language, cognitive and physical development and this app aims to help parents teach their children counting and language skills while sharing this beloved rhyme with beautiful graphics and pleasing sounds.
The graphics are high resolution, colorful and bright. The song is extremely catchy and easy to learn.
We begin with five adorably dressed monkeys jumping in the lush jungle. Bananas hang overhead and as your child interacts with them, they drop one by one from their bunch. There is a lovely lantern which chimes when touched as fireflies fill the air.
Soon Mama Monkey comes out to "call the doctor" about the "monkeys jumping on the bed". This Mama has rollers in her hair and a banana for a phone and she's calling Dr. Rhinoceros. It's incredibly cute.
The repetitious quality of the nursery rhyme helps kids develop vital cognitive skills including memorization, reasoning and comprehension. Additionally, nursery rhyme singing helps kids to learn pitch control, volume, and voice inflection.
This app combines humor, fun and learning in a simple but brilliant way that will provide a great educational foundation for your younger children. When learning is this enjoyable, don't be surprised to find your little monkeys entranced with this fun-filled sing-a-long.
- - Interact with characters and objects in the background
- - Professional audio narration
- - Original music designed specifically for this app
- - High-resolution artwork for each scene
5 Little Monkeys is now available in the App Store for $2.99.