What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Finding Nemo: My Puzzle Book turns a read-aloud book into an interactive puzzle and seek-and-find game for preschoolers. The modern-day classic story of the brave little fish's return to the sea from a fish tank in a dentist's office will be delightfully familiar to Disney fans of the Finding Nemo movie, while the added puzzles and games add a new twist.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
Thinking & Reasoning
- solving puzzles
Engagement, Approach, Support
Colorful illustrations makes Finding Nemo: My Puzzle Book pop, and the drama of the original story isn't lost on the small screen. The puzzles and seek-and-find game interspersed throughout the story keep kids engaged.
As kids learn puzzles and practice listening, reading, or speaking the story, they are honing thinking and communications skills. This book doesn't highlight the words as they are spoken, nor does it let kids hear words when touched.
Generally intuitive to play, and adaptable to kids' current reading and puzzle-solving levels. Kids collect "fish tank treasures" as they work through the story the first time.
What's it about?
Kids listen to the directions on the first page of the book and start listening to the story. If parents want to read the book to kids, have the kid read, record it themselves, or change puzzle difficulty, they'll need to change that in the settings first. Then, kids simply tap the arrows to flip pages and tap objects on the screen, like seaweed or a fish, to find the interactive puzzles. Young fans of the Finding Nemo movie will likely love the book/game combo on this app.
Is it any good?
Colorful illustrations makes FINDING NEMO: MY PUZZLE BOOK pop, and the drama of the original story isn't lost on the small screen. The puzzles and seek-and-find game interspersed throughout the story keep kids engaged. One of the app's options allows you to record yourself or your child reading the story, while other options enable you to change puzzle difficulty, auto-turn pages, and scroll through the story to find a specific page.
Families can talk about...
Help kids who can read record their own voice reading the story.
Talk about how Nemo had to persevere to get back to his family. In simple terms, share a situation when you had to persevere to reach a goal or overcome an obstacle, and ask your kid to share the same with you.