Monday, April 26, 2010

PicPocket Books Review and Giveaway

PicPocket Books provides downloadable childrens books for the iPhone and iPod Touch. When PicPocket asked if I would be interested in a review and giveaway I knew that these books would be beneficial in a number of ways.

Have you ever been stuck in a waiting room with a bored child? Or stuck in traffic? Imagine being able to whip out your iPhone and provide a children's book instantly. PicPocket Books has a nice selection of books and some interactive Math apps. The download is simple and done through the Apple App store. The books are set up with options for them to be read outloud, highlighted as the text is read, and the option to have the pages turn automatically.
 The quality is very good. The graphics are bright and colorful and the illustrations look just like a book. The read aloud voice is clear and reads with emotion, really bringing the story to life.
As a teacher, I see a huge benefit to these books outside of the immediate entertainment factor. Exposing your children to books that provide text to speech and highlighted text is going to help improve their reading skills. They will be engaged in a story where these is fluent reading and the visual cues to increase word recognition. Also, hearing a story out loud will help with comprehension.

GIVEAWAY: One Reader will receive 3 PicPocket Book titles of their choice and 2 Math Fun Apps (remember you will need an iPhone or iPod Touch)
HOW TO ENTER: Leave a separate comment for each entry and be sure to leave your e-mail address!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit PicPocket Books and tell me one book you would choose!

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This giveaway is open to US only.
This giveaway ends on May 10, 2010 at 5:00 pm EST. One winner will be chosen by and notified by e-mail. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Good Luck!