Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Animalations will soon have it's own page, in the itunes store, to allow young readers around the world to purchase Animalations Apps. What an exciting time this is. The first Animalations itunes app. is available today- free. Just open up the itunes store, search for MR. WALRUS AND THE OLD SCHOOL BUS, and download this app: FREE, around the world. I wish to emphasize FREE AROUND THE WORLD because Animalations apps are a perfect way for children (and adults) around the world, to learn English.
Let me explain. Words in a song are so much easier to learn than trying to read a book. This is because words in a song include rhythm, rhyme and patterns. Once the learner is able to sing the song, he/she is able to sing along in the book, even if the learner is a non-reader or non-English speaking. At this point there is an unforgettable A-HA moment for the learner, "I can read this story". What a wonderful moment this is for children and adults.
The combination of music and language provides a strong stimulus in the brain that helps make stronger connections between neurons. Of course, connections are called: synapase. With stronger neuron connections, learning comes easier for children and adults.
Finally, Animalations books are available as interactive itunes apps for ipads and soon will be downloadable on iphones. And..... before long, available on Android phones. Watch for Animalations page on itunes in a week or so(first week in August 2011).
The first 4 apps are:
MR. WALRUS AND THE OLD SCHOOL BUS (free)
RILEY THE RHINOCEROS ($2.99)
SLY THE DRAGONFLY ($2.99)
CASSANDRA THE COW IS IN STRAWBERRY HEAVEN ($2.99)
Apps. coming in September 2011 are:
LOUWSE THE MOUSE GET OUT OF MY HOUSE ($2.99)
GOOSE WITH THE DROOPY WING ($2.99)
Please review the apps on itunes. It means so much to us.
Also, don't forget the free booklet on animalations.com:
111 WAYS TO JUMP-START YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING
This booklet is a compilation of proven, Montessori School tested and exciting ways to help your child receive a jump-start in learning.
Welcome to the Animalations Safari into reading, Patricia Derrick