Friday, October 4, 2013

FREE! Sparky's Birthday Surprise - a fire safety app!


Sparky's Birthday Surprise is a great fire safety app. Sparky, a fire-dog, guides your child through interactive games, activities and even a sing-along, all based around important fire safety information.





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I downloaded the app for my children and the first part is a free interactive ebook. It is really cute and your child can have it read to them or they can read it themselves. As they go through each page of the book they can click on various items (like a hose in the fire house) and something will happen! 

You can feel good about letting the little ones play with this app because once they are done with the ebook, there are games, activities and painting. An important app about an important topic!
 




From iTunes:
It’s Sparky® the Fire Dog’s birthday, and his doggie friends are throwing a surprise party. In this fun and original tap-and-play storybook app, kids will learn important fire safety skills while joining the excitement of preparing for a surprise birthday party. The story includes bright graphics, surprising animations, interactive learning games, and a hilarious one-of-a-kind sing-along music video.

Highlights in Sparky’s Birthday Surprise include:
THREE STORYTELLING MODES
Just a Book, perfect for quiet reading time, Read & Play and Read To Me in which early-learning reading skills are reinforced with text highlighting and synced narration.

FUN BAKED INTO THE STORY
Learn about the various parts of a fire truck and decorate Sparky’s birthday cake with highly interactive pages found in the story.

LEARNING ACTIVTIES STARRING SPARKY THE FIRE DOG®!
PiƱata Counting and Sparky Addition mini-games teach kids to count and add in fun new ways, and the Birthday Shapes game helps kids recognize basic shapes.

ORIGINAL SING-ALONG MUSIC VIDEO
Your child will love singing the “If the Smoke Alarm Sounds” song with Sparky and his tiny flea friends while learning about what to do when they hear the alarm.

COLORING PAGES
Kids can get creative with coloring pages featuring an array of paint buckets, brushes, colorful spray paints and stickers inspired by the story.

SHARED SCREEN TIME
The Thinking Corner offers thoughtful questions designed to spark open-ended conversation and reinforce reading comprehension.


 
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Andrea H wishes her dog could be more like Sparky and not run away every other day! 

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