What is it
This fun animated eBook follows Bizzy Bear on the farm. Children can read by themselves, or have the story read out loud to them with the “Read and Play” option, with the words highlighted as they are spoken to guide children’s reading. They can help out feeding pigs and collecting eggs by dragging the items with their finger. A blue dot highlights the objects which can be tapped for sound effects and animations, encouraging the child to explore and interact with the scene. Children can enjoy learning how to read, and become familiar with farm animals, with this interactive eBook.
What our team of testers said
"I like riding fast on the horse." - Girl aged 4
"I like the pigs!' - Boy aged 3
- Encourages children to practice reading
- Helps children learn farm animals
What our experts think
eBooks are good because they make the story interactive, which encourages children to read by drawing their attention to the story. Bizzy Bear on the Farm highlights the words as they are read out loud, helping children to associate the written and spoken words, and learning the pattern of reading a sentence. The children really enjoyed feeding the pigs and collecting the eggs, which involved following instructions and thinking about what they needed to do to achieve the goal.
It would be even better if...
The text should stay on screen after being read, so children can hear and read it again if they want to. The arrows at the bottom of the screen to progress are also not very easy to find, so these could be made clearer.
- Brands: Nosy Crow
- British English
- No in-app purchasing
- Languages available:
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 4.3 or later
- App Types: Interactive Books & eBooks
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Learning to read
Numeracy, counting & money
Speech, language and communication skills