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Caillou: Show and Tell app review

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Introduction

Are your children a huge fan of Caillou? If so the Caillou: Show and Tell app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone has been created with them in mind. This app is a storybook that features interactive elements and games to keep them focused and engaged. Parents are encouraged to read along with kids and further the learning experience. There is even a reading tips section that is meant to be used by parents. This book isn't just a fun story though; it's also been created to help kids develop language skills. 

Caillou: Show and Tell by i Read With

$2.99

Encourage Language Skill Development

The Caillou: Show and Tell app is all about encouraging the development of language skills. The app has been specially created for kids ages five and under, most of whom will be very familiar with the lovable Caillou character. The story takes place at Caillou's daycare where all the kids, including Caillou, need to bring an item for show and tell. Caillou is having a hard time deciding what he should bring to school and the fun ensues. The book offers an interactive experience and fabulous illustrations and graphics. Kids won't want to put this one down.

In its last update there were some bug fixes and improvements made, as well an all new tutorial has been included. As of right now the app doesn't have any customer ratings or comments.
 

Parents can discuss the book as they read
Parents can discuss the book as they read

A Unique Method

It's very important to point out that Caillou: Show and Tell uses a shared reading method which was actually developed with the McGill University Child Phonology Lab. What that means to you is that kids will really benefit from this app and get the ultimate reading/learning experience. And as for the content, Caillou is of course the character who is found in the wildly popular PBS KIDS TV series. The series follow Caillou on new and exciting adventures that always have a lesson attached to them, just like this book app does.

The way this app works is that you encouraged to read to and with your children so you can discuss things as they pop up and ask your child questions. What's cool is that as the parent you aren't left in the dark wondering when you should be piping in because there are prompts that will show up that let you know it's a good place to stop and start a conversation. Some of the interactive and cool features include being able to choose your own avatar, tap on a word to hear how it sounds, tap on animations, the ability to record your own voice as the narrator, and more.
 

Record your voice to use as the story narration
Record your voice to use as the story narration

Caillou: Show and Tell by i Read With

$2.99

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Ideal for kids ages five and younger
  • Features a fun interactive story with the popular character Caillou
  • Parents receive prompts about when to stop reading and start a conversation about the story
  • Record your own voice as the narrator
  • Fabulous animations, interactive elements, and sounds

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say

Create your own animated story
Create your own animated story

Final Thoughts

The Caillou: Show and Tell app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone is a great way for kids to enjoy a fun-filled story as well as develop their language skills.

 

Caillou: Show and Tell by i Read With

$2.99
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