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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Booklee The Fun Interactive Reading App Review (& the chance to win a Goldilocks Book)

We love reading in this house and it's a joy to watch Isabelle learning to read as it's the last time we'll go through this experience.  I love seeing how pleased she looks when she manages to read a word, sentence and whole page.  Every day she improves- it's amazing!  We can never have too many books or reading experiences so we were delighted to be asked to review the Booklee App.  

Booklee combines the physical reading of a classical  story in a book with a fun, animated app.

"The Booklee idea came about after seeing how much kids love playing with mobile apps.

We know how important the physical reading experience is, and we felt that kids are missing out on the excitement of a new book. To solve this problem, we decided to combine the two worlds of reading into one, creating a truly engaging reading experience for both the child and the adult."

As well as reading, Izzy loves "Tablet Time" and often asks to play on my phone for a treat.  Therefore she was delighted with the gift of a new book and the chance to try out a new app on my phone.  Here's how we got on:

First we ordered the accompanying Booklee Book, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  It arrived the following day and I installed the Booklee -Goldilocks App on my phone (it's free!). 

We clicked start and had the chance to choose to view the animation "With Narration" or "Without Narration".  We started off "with" to enjoy the full experience of Booklee.

We placed the device (in our case an iPhone) into the middle of the page and clicked the page number.  This works most effectively when you use a larger phone or a tablet, which we will use from now on, but we still had fun on our smaller screen device.

Izzy went through "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" using the Booklee App.

She enjoyed the independence of turning the page and matching the next page number to the button on the app (good for number recognition).

The first time she "read" the book she just watched and listened to the animation.  The second time she kept the narration on and followed the words in the story.  On her third listen she turned off the narration so she could narrate the animation herself.

Just so you know, the animation has an American narrator and text so expect "Somebody has been eating my oatmeal!" instead of the UK version of "porridge" and the American spelling of"center" in the instructions.  But these made no difference to the enjoyment of the app (and the book) and instead led to a discussion about other foods that we have different names for across the pond.

Izzy really enjoyed using Bookleep App and reading this version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  We hope more Booklee Book Titles come out soon.

You can download the Booklee App on iTunes here or on Google Play here.

The physical copy of Goldilocks and the Three bears can be ordered here  and you can also enter the competition below to win a copy of your own:

Win a Copy of Booklee App "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"

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