“The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss is one of the most popular stories in literary history. It is no wonder, then, that a few good people have decided to create a truly educational app that is out of this world that is based on that wonderful book. Although the app is a little pricey, you will find that the quality of the storytelling, the features, and the illustrations are well worth it.
Children who are learning how to read will undoubtedly come across some of Dr. Seuss’s works. I have read so many Dr. Seuss books that I am amazed when a child has not done so himself. “The Cat in the Hat” stays near and dear to my heart, so when I stumbled upon the app version of that childhood story, I was a little hesitant. Would this app do the original version justice? Would I want to pay $2.99 for such an app?
I decided to spring for the purchase because I had heard so many good reviews about it. I also wanted to share it with another person – a child – who is learning how to read. I must admit that I do not regret a single penny that I spent on this app. It has truly exceeded my expectations and more.
There are so many features included with this app that I have to admit that this may be the best “learn how to read” app I have come across. You can either read the story to yourself (by turning off the built-in narrator) or have the narrator read the story for you. This is the first “learn how to read” app in which you can actually touch a single word and the narrator will say it for you. This highly interactive feature keeps kids coming back and rereading the story. There is also background audio so that you can enjoy reading the story. That’s added ambiance that will surely keep kids interested in using the app. That’s why this app has such high replay value.
But perhaps the best part about this app is that the developers have retained the unique illustrations of Dr. Seuss. It is like reading the book without having the potential of paper cuts. You can trust your child to learn how to read with this app because that’s what it’s about. You may be put off by the $2.99 price, but you’ll quickly see that this app could easily be worth more.