Auracle - Hurray for Pre-K!

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Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Interactive book eases kids' fears about entering pre-K.

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Turning pages should be no problem for young kids. The customization options are straightforward, but most will require a parent.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Auracle - Hurray for Pre-K! is a simple, straightforward book app aimed at toddlers about to enter preschool. The basic text -- very appropriate for the age group -- is accompanied by photo illustrations that show diverse children, teachers, and parents in a Pre-K setting. The interactive book is meant to both excite kids about preschool and soothe any anxiety they may have about it.

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Is it any good?

AURACLE - HURRAY FOR PRE-K! offers 2- to 4-year-olds a sneak peek inside a preschool classroom. It does so in a way that should get kids energized about going, and at the same time alleviate any fears they may have. It shows readers that they will meet new friends, learn new things, and get to partake in exciting activities like painting and building with blocks. Certain words are repeated over and over for emphasis. Interactivity includes personalization options, and kid's parents can record their own narration. The app has a very specific target audience, but for those kids, Hurray for Pre-K! can serve as a useful tool for introducing the concept of school.

App details

  • Device: iPad
  • Price: $1.99
  • Release date: August 18, 2011
  • Category: Books
  • Size: 43.60 MB
  • Publisher: Auryn Inc.
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later

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