George the Farmer is everyone’s friend. With his trusty dog Jessie by his side he and his talented wife Ruby tackle the day to day activities of Australian farming life with enthusiasm, can-do attitudes and most importantly big smiles. This beaut interactive story, full of farming sounds including tractor rumbles, barking dogs, and warbling magpies, follows George, Ruby and Jessie as they plant a wheat crop.
"Jessie’s barking isn’t enough to snap George out of his football daydream, which nearly ends in catastrophe while planting his wheat crop! Luckily, Ruby is there to lend a helping hand."
• Lively story narration by well known radio presenter Peter Goers or read along mode for all levels of early and emergent readers
• Make a magpie sing, Jessie the dog bark or scratch her collar, turn the tractor on to hear a rumbling engine
• Simple animations
• 3 great pictures to interactively colour in on screen
- Assist with hand-eye coordination
• Memory game with 3 levels of difficulty
- Help to improve memory power
• Sing-a-long with the George the Farmer theme song or Mate, Where's my Next Sheep?
• Appealing to ages 0-8
• Expanding early reading skills
• Increasing reading comprehension
• Learn about farming practices and food & fibre production
The second beaut story in the George the Farmer series has been added to the app: 'George the Farmer Shears a Sheep'. It's shearing time on the farm and it's all hands on deck to get the sheep shorn before the rain sets in! Will Ruby get the sheep penned up in time?
This ripper interactive story, full of farming sounds including tractor rumbles, barking dogs and baa-ing sheep, follows George, Ruby, Jack, Lucy and their New Zealand shearing mates as they shear 900 sheep over three days.
"George the Farmer... will help young children better understand life on an Australian farm and help raise the profile of farming in a positive way" - Hon. Barnaby Joyce, MP, Federal Minister for Agriculture.
Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic! 5 stars! George the Farmer... he’s our mate!
Love the new story and the fact the kids can help do the shearing! Fantastic story and illustrations showing life on an Australian farm. The kids keep asking to see more George! I’ve even caught them singing the song when shopping in the supermarket - and I'm sure the shearing song will be the same! Simple games that are fun for everyone to play - or take turns with. I’ve told my friends about George! So good to see great Australian content in an app. Congratulations on the inclusion in the Australian Schools Curriculum. Very well deserved!
The kids can't get enough of George!
George is an asset to farmers across the globe! The shearing story is really great with some fun activities available for the kids throughout the story such as shearing. Along with it being fun, it is also educational. Highly recommend. My kids love it. Fantastic Australian content and great pictures. LOVE the shearing song!! I think it should be in the top 40! What a great tune. Can't wait to see George's next adventure!
Love this app kids are always signing along too the song and it's a great app for farmers kids like mine but the last couple of days there's been no volume on it I have deleted it and added it again and still no volume cane you please help!!
- Hello Friday Pty. Ltd.
- 187.7 MB
- Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Hello Friday Pty. Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- Australian English $2.99
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.