Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter!


  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Highly Recommended

  • Quality
    Editor: 90%
  • Education
    Editor: 90%
  • Entertainment
    Editor: 90%
  • Value
    Editor: 90%
  • Child Friendly
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

Another wonderful Little Critter storybook app with an in story game, that allows readers to celebrate Valentine's Day with one of their favorite characters.

App Info

Price: $1.99
AppStore User Rating: 5

Download on the App Store

Overview

Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter is another wonderful storybook app from Oceanhouse Media that children will love. This interactive story takes readers on a journey with Little Critter as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with his classmates. Decorating, making cards, and celebrating with friends is what Valentine’s Day is about and this story is a wonderful book to share with little ones this time of year.
Features include:

  • Narration options (Read to me, Read to myself)
  • Voice record
  • Text highlighting
  • Vocabulary words

Quality

Oceanhouse Media always does a great job creating high quality storybook apps that are easy to use and engaging and Happy Valentin’es Day, Little Critter is no different. With narration and an auto play option, this app is is one that children of all ages can enjoy whether they are reading yet or not. The illustrations and sound effects used within the story are also professional and very well done adding a bit more interest to this cute story. Overall this app is very well done.

Education

Happy Valentine’s Day, Little Critter is a great app for children that are just beginning to read as it includes text highlighting and narration options for children to follow along. The illustrations are also interactive and allow readers to learn new words as they tap and touch various images. Another great feature is the voice record option that can provide children with an additional opportunity to practice reading aloud.

Entertainment

While there aren’t any additional games or activities outside the story, there is an in-story game that allows children to search through the illustrations to find the spider and the mouse located on each page. Once they reach the end of the story, readers can see how many they found. Children will no doubt enjoy the story and the search and find game within, but adding an additional activity outside of the story would add to the overall entertainment value.

Value

Priced at just under two dollars this app is priced really well. With narration options, text highlighting and an in story game to keep children engaged, parents can certainly appreciate the overall value of this app.

Child Friendliness

The developers have done a nice job of creating an app that is easy to use for children of all ages. With narration options and text highlighting along with the easy to use interface, this is one storybook app that the entire family can enjoy. While the app is safe to use, there is a ‘rate this app’ pop up at the end of the story that really should be located in the parents area, even though it’s protected.

  • Protected parent area (can contain external links & social media)
  • NO external links
  • NO social media
  • NO in-app purchase
  • NO 3rd party ads
  • YES more apps (Protected, but visible)
  • YES “rate this app” pop-up (Protected, but visible)

Another wonderful Little Critter storybook app with an in story game, that allows readers to celebrate Valentine's Day with one of their favorite characters.

Editor rating
Rated 4.5 stars