Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle, Teacher For A Day - Review & Giveaway

When I was growing up, My Little Pony debuted a little too late for me to enjoy. But, I had cousins and kids that I babysat for that really enjoyed My Little Pony. As with so many things, the toys that were popular in my youth are popular again (still perhaps - I guess I was out of the toy market for a while). My daughter enjoys My Little Pony, so when I was given the chance to check out the new My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle Teacher For A Day app for the iPad, I knew that she would enjoy it.

We sat down together the other evening to check out the app. When we first turned it on, she was excited by the graphics and asked if it was a movie. We started by reading the book. The app provides clear verbal direction for the kids through out. Pages are turned simply by swiping the finger across the screen. The story was cute and interspersed with different activities for the kids. Activities that helped them unlock words that they could later use to make a story of their own.

Kids can chose to have the book read to them - the words are highlighted as they are read, allowing the child to easily follow along; read the book themselves, or even record your voice reading it. You can meet all the ponies in the story and explore other activities. Plus in between the story lines, they break for a few games.

    "My Little Pony has been loved for generations by thousands if not millions of children and adults. However, this is the first time it will be available in digital format. It is the perfect combination of yesterday with today’s newest technology and will continue to grow with your child as they build on their reading skills while interacting with brand new stories that they will love. This interactive app is perfect for: Building you child’s reading skills Building your child’s motor skills Story-time with your child" “My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle, Teacher for a Day” It’s a dream come true for My Little Pony lovers of all ages. Join Twilight Sparkle, Spike the Dragon, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, and other Ponyville friends in a magical journey to learn about the history of Equestria, the Kingdom of Princess Celestia. Story-driven activities guide Twilight Sparkle and Spike through the story of Equestria to the finale of the Grand Galloping Gala. Features: Bold graphics, bright colors and the captivating story make “Twilight Sparkle, Teacher for a Day” an enjoyable and engaging way to learn to read, packed full with rich, educational entertainment for beginning readers. Move the adventure forward with narrative-driven activities that include mazes and “spot the difference” that teach word recognition, picture/word association and basic problem solving skills Finish your adventure with the exciting customize-your-own-story activity Touch-driven animations within the story add additional interactivity “Meet the Ponies” feature explores the background of each of the story’s characters

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My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle, Teacher For a Day is available on Itunes for Ipad and Iphone for only $3.99. Its for ages 4 and up.
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Jay said...

I don't have a fave pony.

Cher said...

Rainbow Dash sounds pretty!

Dayne said...

Pinkie Pie! :D She always knows how to put a smile on her friend's faces, and she cheers mme up, even on the down days...

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

My favorite current pony is Pinkie Pie....when I was little, I had one called cotton candy.


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