The classic story by Eric Carle gets a new twist in Eric Carle’s Brown Bear Animal Parade. In this app, kids lead Brown Bear on a journey around the forest. Along the way, they meet a host of animals. At first the animals are gray, but kids complete fun activities to reveal the animals’ colors. Then the animals join the line, adding their own special tune to the animal parade.
Related to the classic story by Eric Carle
The app is so easy that even toddlers can use it. Kids simply tap on Brown Bear to make him move, and then tap on the animals as they appear. Most of the activities within the app only require a simple tap or two as well. The illustrations within the app are colorful and really bring Eric Carle’s book to life. The animations move smoothly and are responsive to kids’ touch. One area where kids may have trouble is recording their own sounds. Once the option appears, it’s hard to make it appear again. To do so, kids must press and hold on an animal until the microphone icon appears, then record their sounds.
This app is not being rated for education.
As kids move throughout the app, they’ll discover all of the characters from the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”. There’s a red bird, a yellow duck, a blue horse, and many more. Kids can add all of the animals to the parade or only click on a few of the characters. Not only will kids enjoy getting to select the animals to join the parade, but they’ll also enjoy the sounds the characters make. Once kids make it to the end of the parade route, they’re rewarded with confetti. They also have the ability to play the different animal sounds to create their own musical performance.
The app is priced similarly to other animated ebook apps, even though it’s not a traditional ebook. Given the quality and the ability to record your own sounds, as well as the popularity of the book it’s based on, the app offers a good value.
A small menu icon allows kids to start over and reset their sounds. Underneath those options is an option to view more apps for the developer. Kids can see a scrolling list of app icons, but tapping on an icon reveals a parental block.