Green Eggs and Ham Review ★★★★
A couple of weeks ago, I went to pick up my kids from their daycare. It was very late and I was the last parent to arrive. To my surprise, my kids were seating quietly with their teacher, listening to him read the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. I was under the impression that Dr. Seuss books were aimed at an older audience but it turns out they could enjoy the easy repetitive manner of this book.
After seeing this, I figured it is time to give the Green Eggs and Ham toddler app a quick test drive to see if the kids can enjoy it as much as they enjoyed the paper version.
The book is based on the Oceanhouse Media e-book platform (Ombook), which is one of the best in the business. Flipping the pages of the e-book is a breeze and the narration is professional and slow enough for a toddler to understand.
What happened when the kids used it?
Hearing the story was indeed a success, with the kids enjoying it very much. It may be because it wasn’t the first time they had heard the story but if this is the case, you can sit with your kids for the first time and help them with any challenges that may appear.
The app has a few reading modes for the e-book but I have found that the autoplay mode works best with kids under the age of 3½. Manual modes did not work so well because toddlers tend to flip to the previous page, losing the story line and their interest wanes soon after.
One thing that I would like to mention is that my kids did not come back to visit this toddler app since I first introduced it. I’m not sure why that is.
Green Eggs and Ham e-book by Dr. Seuss is a great story for children and can be used by kids above the age of 2½. You may want to provide some parental guidance below the age of 3½. The app is well built, the story is “toddler compatible”, and I can recommend it as a best toddler app without hesitation. BTA Score: 4/5
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The kids and I have reviewed most of the Android, iPhone and iPad apps for toddlers.
This site is a summary of the best toddler apps we have found out there.
Hope you enjoy,
Roy and the Kids