The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat needs no introduction as it is one of the most popular of Dr. Seuss books. This app is basically an eBook of the first Cat in the Hat book. We will review the second book, “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back” in our next installment. In this book, the Cat comes to visit Sally and her brother to entertain them on a boring winter day. The Cat then causes all sorts of mayhem in the house, which makes everyone worry about what will happen when Mom returns.

The story content is easily understandable for kids aged 3½ and older but Seuss’s genius fluent rhyming sits well with kids as young as 2½. You may find that the auto-play feature is necessary when using the app because toddlers tend to click on the forward and backward arrows without rhyme or reason, which interrupts the story’s logical flow. However, with parental guidance, the other play options may be useful as well.

What happened when the kids used it?

The older toddlers enjoyed the story, watching it with rapt attention as if it were a movie. They clicked on interaction points occasionally but were immersed in the story. The younger children sometimes lost focus and needed parental guidance or explanation of the story-line, depending on their mood and time of day.

In conclusion, the Cat in the Hat is an all time favorite classic, which is why it is one of the best iPad app for toddlers. Oceanhouse Media has created a great reputation in their production of eBooks for both the iPad and Android platforms, which is why this app is also one of the best Android app for toddlers. Kids of all ages love the shenanigans of the Cat and his buddies Thing 1 and Thing 2. It might be that your kids don’t have the patience to sit through the entire story if they are in early developmental stages. Even if this is the case, they will grow into the story. BTA Score: 5/5

App Details:

This app received the "Top 10 App for Toddlers" Award

Ages: 2½ – 6
Price: $3.99
App name: The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss
Released by: Oceanhouse Media
Platform: iPad / iPhone / Android

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