Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bob Books Reading Magic app & GIVEAWAY

logo Ian and I received a free download of this iPod add to review.

For years, I have heard others in the homeschool community raving about Bob Books, but I had never actually seen them.  So, when the opportunity presented itself to test and review this new app, I thought it would be a fun chance to see what all the Bob Books Brags were about. 

Here is a bit about this app:

For over 30 years, Bob Books, the bestselling series published by Scholastic has successfully taught millions of children how to read. Popular among preschoolers, Montessori teachers and Homeschoolers alike, the brand has stood the test of time. Now - Bob Books is available for the iPhone. In partnership with educational children’s iPhone developer Learning Touch, Bob Books just launched their first iPhone app, Bob Books Reading Magic. Can we offer you a promo code so you can review it?

Bob Books Reading Magic shows kids how to make the connection between letters and sounds, sound out simple words and spell the words they’ve read. The game includes twelve scenes for a total of 32 words. Four game levels provide increasing challenges to children as they play.

Bob Books Reading Magic is just a few clicks away in the iTunes App Store. Check it out; we think you'll be impressed.

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Bob Books Reading Magic will show your child how to:
-Make the connection between letters and sounds.
-Sound out simple words.
-Spell the words they’ve read.

The game includes twelve scenes for a total of 32 words. Four game levels provide increasing challenges to children as they play.

Bob Books Reading Magic follows the same method and principles as the #1 bestselling Bob Books series. Bob Books were created to lead to the ah-ha moment when letters first turn into words. By slowly introducing new letter sounds, using consistency, repetition and stories that fit short attention spans, your child will quickly find his or her own ah-ha moment. This is the reading magic of Bob Books. Soon your child will join over 3 million children who can proudly say, “I read the whole book!”

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Ian has really been enjoying playing with this app.  As a matter of fact, we’ve been fighting over my iPod an awful lot lately and I have a feeling that this app may have something to do with that. 

Previously, we had downloaded some of the FirstWords apps, also by Learning Touch.  This Bob Books app works very similar to those, with the child choosing and sliding the letters into the appropriate boxes.  It took him no time at all to pick up on how it worked, and he’s definitely learning.  The neat thing is, though, that he thinks he’s playing!  I love that!

GIVEAWAY!  I have one free app download for one of my readers.  This app is available for iPod/iPhone or iPad – winner’s choice. 

To be entered in the drawing, please leave me a comment telling me what most appeals to you about this app.

For more ways to win (leave separate comments for each):

  • Follow my Blog (1 entry)
  • Put my blog button on your blog (2 entries)
  • Follow my blog on FB (1 entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Like Bob Books on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Follow Bob Books on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Follow Learning Touch on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Post about this contest on your blog with a link back to this post (5 entries)
  • Tweet about this contest with a link back (2 entries)
  • Share about this contest on your FB page (2 entries)

That’s lots of ways to win!  So, good luck!  I’ll close this contest next Monday, January 10th and will draw a random winner at NOON (EST). 

12 comments:

Debra said...

I love the color... and I love the idea of my kids having something to play with that doesn't necessarily have to involve my constant attention. Their big brothers could work with them too, and it sounds like they could go it alone.

Debra said...

Ahh, back again. I follow your blog. :)

Debra said...

I follow your blog on FB.

Michelle said...

i follow your blog

Michelle said...

i follow you on facebook

(that's me up there by the way...i was signed into my my google mail)

oneblessedmamma said...

I follow you. Oh please pick me, please, please! Sari would LOVE it!!!

oneblessedmamma said...

I love the Bob books, and inherited a partial set. Sari would LOVE to be able to read them on my phone!

panamamama said...

LOVE the Bob books. My daughter learned with them and Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons at age 3. My youngest needs this app. Going to check it out.

Chris Gunn said...

I follow your blog (as a matter of fact I read your entries from my RSS and didn't realize you had changed your look- your blog looks awesome!)

Chris Gunn said...

I put your button on my blog (it's the only blog button I have so far, LOL)

Chris Gunn said...

I shared your giveaway on my facebook page!

Chris Gunn said...

Oh ya, and almost forgot! What appeals most to me about this app is the cute pictures and bright colors. My son always wants to "play" on my Ipod Touch, and sometimes I let him when I'm trying to keep him occupied- this would be a GREAT thing for him to do!

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