Recently I was told that the American Academy of Sleep Medicine created two apps to teach children about the value of sleep. These apps, I See the Animals Sleeping and Animals Sleep, are available for iPad, Kindle and Android devices! I downloaded them to Dexter's iPad for he and Oliver to use.
Oliver, being 3, is very precocious. He learns a lot from watching others and he excels at many things that kids his own age have yet to learn about. I showed him the apps and he was right into it before I could say another word. I love that he was able to choose whether he wanted to read the book himself or have the book read for him. That is always a BONUS in kid's apps. He was entertained for quite some time and I loved that it wasn't just a book but it also had games and activities too!
The science teacher in me LOVES that they call the Animals Sleep book, "A Bedtime Book of Biomes". What a fantastic opportunity to teach your children about the word biome and what it means! They also have facts within the app to teach other scientific facts! Even as an adult I was engaged and impressed.
I have to admit, not only is this app super engaging, informative and very educational, it is also a lot of fun. Oliver spent hours this past weekend coloring pages, playing the match game and answering quizzes. I was shocked that he did it so well. He really was paying attention!
What Oliver Loves:
- Different types of animals and making the corresponding sound
- Match Game
- Coloring Book pages
- Making Snoring noises throughout the book
What Mom Loves:
- Science facts
- teaches science words/ideas
- Engages children for educational play
- Quizzes to check comprehension
- Match Game for building short term memory
I would highly recommend these apps to any parent who wants their children to develop a greater understanding of the world of sleep. Its an invaluable science tool and its a bonus that it is very fun for children of all ages (adults too).
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