- Winner 2011 Editor's Choice Award, Children's Technology Review
- 15 Great Apps for Kids, Babble.com
- Parenting Magazine “Best App for Kids”
- 2012 Parents Choice Approved
Millions of kids have learned to read with Bob Books. Now Bob Books is available on the iPhone and the iPad with Bob Books Reading Magic!
Start your child reading with this phonics-based interactive game. Even very young children love the simple drag-and-drop interface. Your favorite Bob Books characters and full-color animations encourage kids along the path of learning to read.
Bob Books Reading Magic continues Bob Books’ commitment to bringing children a satisfying, successful first reading experience, with easy first steps, wholesome values, authentic hand-drawn illustrations, and beautiful full-color animations.
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 best-selling Bob Books series. Bob Books were created to lead children 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 4 million children who can proudly say, “I read the whole book!”®
Bob Books Reading Magic was created in collaboration with Learning Touch, the makers of the best-selling First Words series of learning-to-read apps. It marries First Words' breakthrough learning-to-read interface with the beloved characters and stories of Bob Books.
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For more information about Bob Books, visit http://bobbooks.com
For more information about Learning Touch, visit http://learningtouch.com
Updated the home, scene selection and level selection screens for easier access.
Added "Mute override" so that users would be able to play sound more readily.
Optimized images and animations to reduce the app size and for better performance.
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Ratings and Reviews
Great idea, but some of the verb choices are terrible. For example: "The vet got the big cat". "Got" the big cat?!
Also, in the same scene, when the child taps on the lion (the big cat) they have to spell "cat" when it is clearly a lion. Confusing to a child who has learned to recognise a lion as a lion!
The game uses a lot of proper nouns, for example, "Mat", "Kit", "Dot" which I don't think helps preschoolers learn nouns by observation. Confusing when the child recognises the drawing as a man/cat/lady to then have to spell Mat/Kit/Dot. Surely "man", "cat" or "lady" would be a better choice of word to describe the character pictured than an abstract concept like someone's name? They would still be learning how to spell and it would make more sense to a preschooler.
Finally, it would be nice to have the option of a British English voice.
My daughter loves the bob books…the only downside…there are only2!!!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.