Curious George Goes Camping by i Read With
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Curious George Goes Camping by i read with is an interactive book that uses the dialogic method for read-alouds that engages kids in commenting, questioning, and making predictions about what they're reading. It's highly customizable, allowing parents to choose from three reading levels and three languages (English, French, and Spanish) as well as to record their own voices saying "living words," the vocabulary words included in the book. As for the story, it's typical George, and parents may want to remind kids, just as the television show does, that "George is a monkey, and he can do things that you can't do." In the case of Curious George Goes Camping, that'd be wandering the forest alone and putting out a wildfire with no help from adults or firefighters.
What's it about?
In CURIOUS GEORGE GOES CAMPING BY I READ WITH, George goes on a camping trip, learning to put up a tent and seeing animals. His curiosity gets the best of him, and he wanders into the forest where he's sprayed by a skunk. Climbing a tree to escape the stench, he sees a forest fire and uses his bucket to gather water and put out the fire. After reading the story, kids can use the puppet theater to retell the story. They can hear the story read aloud or read and discuss with a parent, using questions and prompts.
Is it any good?
The story is classic Curious George with the fun antics and familiar illustrations that kids and parents love. Curious George Goes Camping by i Read With manages to put the resources of master reading teachers into parents' hands in an easy-to-follow format. The living words are adorable illustrations that show kids what the word is -- the word "puppy" morphs into a puppy when tapped -- and kids or parents can record themselves saying the words, which will be repeated when tapped. The language and reading levels are totally customizable, and the "Read & Talk" section leads parents through discussing the story with kids by giving them questions to ask to help kids read critically, advancing from comprehension questions to evaluation questions.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about fire safety. What should kids do if they discover a small fire? Talk about why it's important to make sure campfires are fully extinguished.
Use the questions in the "Read & Talk" section and add questions of your own based on your family's experiences.
|Subjects:||Language & Reading: discussion, letter or word recognition, reading, reading comprehension, storytelling, using supporting evidence, vocabulary|
|Skills:||Thinking & Reasoning: asking questions, deduction, thinking critically |
Creativity: imagination, producing new content
Communication: asking questions, listening
|Release date:||August 8, 2014|
|Topics:||Adventures, Book characters, Wild animals|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 5.0 or later|