Non-Fiction Book App
The first non-fiction book app from the award-winning app developer, Nosy Crow, Rounds: Franklin Frog invites kids ages 3 to 6 to hop inside the world of a frog. With touches, taps, and swipes, kids help Franklin go through life. Swiping across the screen send Franklin hopping. Tapping can help Franklin to nab flies right out of the air. When Franklin and his mate Felicity produce eggs, kids help one little tadpole to bump his way out of the egg casing.
What Makes This Science Book App Good?
As kids explore Franklin's life near a pond, the frog reveals facts about he breathes, what he eats, and how he hibernates through the winter. Kids help Franklin to find a mate by tapping on him to make him croak. All of this learning is tied up into a participatory story and shown through bright bold graphics that are all devised from circles.
In keeping with this "round" life cycle theme, when Franklin's baby tadpole named Fraser grows up, kids repeat the book with Fraser as the main character. This repeating cycle continues with new tadpoles, until eventually another Franklin is born and the circle is then complete.
This is the first in a series of apps letting little kids learn about life-cycles of animals, and it is fabulous. If you like this science app, be sure to check out the second one in the series called: Rounds: Parker Penguin
What's keen about this science book app is that is works well with both preschoolers and early elementary-aged children. Rounds: Franklin Frog makes learning about science fun.
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