A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving is an interactive book adaptation of the classic television show. The book explains the purpose of Thanksgiving while also subtly showing that it's not about the feast but about spending the holiday with friends and family that counts.
What's it about?
Children swipe to move the story along and are able to interact with the pictures at will. Virtually every illustration on the page has some interactive element, and by uncovering hidden motions, kids will find hidden tree leaves, which they can bat about the page with their fingers. The story highlights words as they're spoken aloud -- and kids can touch the words with their fingers to have them spoken aloud (a useful feature for those just learning to read).
Is it any good?
Blend the wave of nostalgia this app brings forth with the warm story at the heart of A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING, and you've got an absolute winner. Using the show's original vocals and soundtracks, it masterfully turns a 30-minute television show into a terrifically interactive story. At the same time, it effectively communicates the message of Thanksgiving.
Families can talk about...
If your kids also watch the TV special, compare and contrast the experiences with them.
Discuss whether the history of Thanksgiving as presented in the app matches what your kids have learned in school or at home.
|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook HD|
|Subjects:||Language & Reading: reading|
|Release date:||November 7, 2013|
|Publisher:||Loud Crow Interactive Inc.|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 5.0 or later; Android 2.3.3 and up|