We recently reviewed the Chuck and Friends: Friends for the Long Haul app by Ruckus Media Group. This application is very high quality and great entertainment for both children and adults! The app is available for $3.99 in the iTunes store and is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Anyone who knows and loves the Chuck character is sure to love this app!
This application was one of the most interactive reading applications for a child that I’ve ever encountered. There are 3 options when you open the app: Read To Me, Read The Book and Read And Record. The Read To Me option will read your child the entire book in the character’s voices, allowing you to move to the next page when you are ready by using your finger to turn the page. The Read The Book option allows you to read to your child, or your child to read the book themselves. The third option, Read And Record, allows the reader to record their voice while reading the book and play it back. This is a great way for the parents to assist new readers in the pronunciation of the words and children to read the story and hear their voice read back to them.
Throughout the story, your child will encounter these interactive pages to allow them to help tell the story. On this screen, the child can rub their fingers across the screen, clearing off the “mud” and revealing a letter. Once all letters are revealed, the answer to the question will appear! My daughter shrieked with laugher during this part. She loved rubbing the dirt off the screen! There are also matching games throughout to reveal more of the story. This is a fun way to test your child’s memory skills to find the matching cards.
About Ruckus Media Group
Ruckus Media Group produces family-friendly applications that children can enjoy. They have teamed up with Hasbro to bring us some of the best character licensed applications available on the market. Check out their wide variety of applications on their website http://www.ruckusmediagroup.com.