My Book of Colors (Review)
I was sent a link from the nice folks at Blucher regarding a new color book they had just published for iPads and the like. I’ve had lots of fun trying “My Book of Colors” out and so have my Kindergarten kids!
As a teacher, I like this interactive book because it has many ways to interact while learning colors (not just the primary colors either!). The children can use a two finger swipe to make hidden objects appear and can tap on the color words to hear them spoken aloud. In addition, there are at least three pages showing items that are found in each color and many of the items have actions that accompany them (for example, when learning about the color blue, tapping on the Earth will make it spin). My 7 year old even though it was fun to tap and swipe to find hidden items and actions!
My students liked this book because it had many objects to explore. I made sure that the students saw the tutorial given in the sample copy so they would know how to use this book to its fullest! They loved finding their favorite colors, swiping the pages back and forth to revisit their favorite pages, and listening to the color words read aloud. I also used this book with some of my ELL students to help them review their colors. We talked about the colors and named many of the objects and then they tried to guess what was hiding behind some of the different pictures. There are 10 different colors in this iBook and 45 pages total, making the $2.99 price tag (USA) a steal for this quality book! I loved the high quality pictures and how clear they appeared on my screen (you know how some colors are wonky on certain devices?–not these colors!). There are also a total of 120 images throughout the book and 120 more hidden objects for your Pre-K or Kindergarten student to find.
If you have access to a device that has iBooks on it, I would spend the $2.99 and check this book out. It will be such a great tool to share at the beginning of the Kindergarten or Preschool, and even more wonderful for those ELL students!
Here is the link to find out more information:
This will take you to the iTunes site online, but you can search for “My Book of Colors” in iBooks and it will also come up.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
I was given a complimentary copy of this iBooks title and offered to write a review on my blog. I received no other compensation for this review and these opinions are entirely my own.
Posted on April 10, 2012, in iBooks, Technology. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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