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Lauren D.

Status: Reviewer

Categories of apps she/he wants to review: Books - Education - Entertainment - Games - Lifestyle - Photography - Productivity - Utilities - Other

iDevices she/he owns: - iPad2- iPhone4S

Description: I am a technology integration specialist for Hilliard City School District. I work with students pre-k through 5th grade. We use many different technologies in our district. I am very fortunate, in our district we go into the classrooms and work with the teachers to integrate technology into the core curriculum.

Profile categories: Can test apps with kids ages 3-5 - Can test apps with kids ages 6-10 - Educational Technology specialist

Date when her/his profile was validated: 2012-10-02

User who invited him/her: Jean-Eudes L.

Total review Karma: + 1     ?

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Cinderella : 3D Pop-up Fairy Tale v1.0 [text]

Link to the App Store

What I liked I liked that the narrator read in a very clear voice with a lot of inflection. I loved the interactive pages!!! Children like to move things and actively participate. I like that the interactive part requires the children to do some problem solving. I also like that you can turn the music off, for some kids it may be too much.. Like the ability to have the story read to them, and then they can do bak and read it themselves. The app is easy to use, children should be able to easily do the interactive parts unless the have severe fine motor difficulties.
Improvements In the Read it to Myself section I would like the ability to touch a word and have it spoken out loud for the students. There are some big words that they may have trouble figuring out even with the context. Definitions for selected words would also be a great improvement. I would also like the children to be able to touch the pictures on the pages of the story and have their names spoken aloud.
General review Overall, I think this is a good app. I really like the interactive portions! Cinderella was one of my all time favorite stories when I was a little girl and I think this app brings the story to life. Would like to see it be a little bit more interactive as outlined in my suggestions.