I've always liked the Little Critter series of books. So I was excited when I was asked to review the app, The Trip: Little Critter Reading Adventure. While I know there is no substitute for a good book, at this age book apps are the way to go for us. All the goodness of the book without worry about torn pages or liquids being spilled on the pages!
I love that there are two options. One is a simple read to your child option that was great for us. The other is a cute interactive adventure that includes having the story read to your child, flash cards, and pop-up activities.
I really like the interactive features! I think the app is a little advanced for my little one (she's just turned two), but it is recommended to begin at three years. With a little time and patience, I think she will get the hang of it fairly quickly. This app works great for us to sit down together and "read" the book while doing the different activities together. Which, in my opinion, is how these early learning apps should be used anyway. I can really see older kids enjoying this app as it will definitely hold their attention. It's interactive without being overly busy and distracting.
Overall, I would recommend this app. I believe we will get much use from it now as well as in the future.
App recommended for ages 3 to 7. Available in the Apple App store, Google Play store, as a Nook app, and the Amazon Apps for only 99 cents!
*I was asked to review this app. All opinions are my own.