Barnyard Dance is like a hoedown for your iPad. In a good way.
Farm animals, banjo music, red and white gingham - it's the stuff of knee-slapping, toe-tapping hoedowns.
I know, I rolled my eyes a bit initially, too, until I realized that the Barnyard Dance app
is an adaptation of one of Sandra Boynton's most beloved board books.
Chances are you have a few of her titles lying around the house already, but this app will get way more play. Really. Kids
can interact with almost every graphic in this digital hootenanny
(hooray!), from strumming a banjo to hatching a chick to helping animals
dance, prance and promenade across the screen. Seriously, from twirling
to sliding to bowing to swinging, there's nothing your kids can't have
Better yet, there's plenty of sound effects - think
quacks, cheeps, squeaks, clucks and more - and kids can choose to have
the story read to them or to read it on their own. Words are highlighted
as they're read, and tapping on individual words lets kids hear them
Sandra Boynton is such a beloved literary staple for millions of parents--some now enjoying her the second time around. How wonderful that she's found a truly wonderful way to make it into our digital bookshelves too. ~PilarDownload the Barnyard Dance app for iPhone or iPad on iTunes for $3.99.
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