You guys all know that I’m a sucker for a good learning App on the iPad. My twins’ education is on top of my priority list, so when I find an App that helps teach them as well as keeps their attention, I take notice. Grover’s The Monster at the End of This Book is one of those Apps.
More than just an epub
Based on the popular children’s book from my childhood, this App is not just the book converted for the iPad. The developer has done a wonderful job of animating this App and making it fun and interactive for kids. The basic plot of the story is that there is a monster at the end of the book. Grover does his best to keep you from turning the pages to get to the end (and thus keeping you from getting to the monster). Grover does everything from asking you nicely, tying the pages, building a brick wall in front of the pages, and more. All of which of course doesn’t prevent you from turning the pages.
This App does one thing, but does it well. There aren’t any settings to change, nothing to customize or do. Just launch the App and your kids will be off and running. Of course like any good reading App/book App designed for toddlers, the words are highlighted as they are being read. The animations are well done combining smooth movements, and well placed interactive points.
The most important thing
I buy almost every reading App I find for my twins, but this App is hands down the best we’ve tried so far. My son has never laughed so hard, followed the text so close, or went back over and over again to a reading App. This App has kept their attention like no other education App has. I would buy this App 100 times over for my kids because I feel it has done, and will continue to do a great job of teaching them to read.