Recently I downloaded the Little Critter Collection #2 for Josiah to read in his free time. This app is special as it has 10 books inside not one for a price of USD12.99. Usually, one Little Critter book cost USD1.99 so this collection of all the best books is worth it. I also like that I don’t have all the icons cluttering my iPad Screen as all the books are in 1 app.
I did not realise Josiah loves the Little Critter series until he started reading this app. Mind you, I do not have to tell him there’s a new app, or make him sit down to read. I usually just download whatever good educational books and apps and when he’s using the iPad, he will check it out himself. So the last few days, he had been telling me stories from this Little Critter collection of books. The ten books featured are:
-Just Go to Bed: Playful and energetic Little Critter resists his father’s efforts to get him ready for bed.
-Just a Mess: The search for his baseball mitt leads Little Critter to the doorway of his bedroom which is “just a mess.”
-Just Going to the Dentist: Good natured Little Critter reassures young readers that going to the dentist is not that bad after all.
-Just Grandpa and Me: Little Critter and his Grandpa go on a shopping expedition for a new suit.
-Just Lost: It’s quite an adventure at the mall when Little Critter gets separated from his mom.
-Just Me and My Little Brother: Little Critter is looking forward to all the fun things he can do with his little brother.
-Just Me and My Puppy: Little Critter happily feeds, walks, trains and loves his new friend.
-Just Shopping With Mom: Shopping with his family turns into an eventful day for Little Critter.
-What a Bad Dream: Little Critter dreams that a magic potion turns him into a scary, disagreeable monster that no one wants to be around.
-When I Grow Up: Little Critter’s sister imagines all the wonderful things she’ll do when she grows up.
The Little Critter Stories are all suitable for 2-5 year olds. They all mostly centred around family life and activities a pre-schooler would do and their life issues. Such as when a younger sibling arrives, or being a little helper around the house, or washing up and going to bed. The stories are all rather short so they are suitable for bedtime reading. Yea I prefer short as I don’t want to read all night to Josiah and letting him go to bed late. Little Critter is also cute and hairy and I have no idea what kind of animal he is, Josiah asked me that yesterday, and I was like, hhm no idea. Nevertheless, his stories are fun and useful to teach character and habits and what to do and what not to do. Stories such as getting lost in the mall can remind Josiah of the consequence of running away from us in the mall, and he becomes more aware not to do that next time. If you have a 2-5 year old in the home, this makes a good buy. You can let the app read to your child, or just read it myself so the parent can read instead. A special feature is a voice recording one that I can use to record my own voice, or even have fun recording our voices together for the father to listen to later!