Just Grandma and Me

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Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media
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Charming digital translation of Little Critter classic book.

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age 5+
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Very simple to use: choose a mode, tap on objects to learn the words, and swipe to turn the page.

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There is a link on the main menu to see a list of other apps by the developer, and on the options screen there are links to the developer's website and the Little Critter website.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Just Grandma and Me is a digital version of one of Mercer Mayer's Little Critter books. With three reading modes, the app can read the story to your children, or allow them to read it themselves. The illustrations are interactive and when tapped, produce the name of the object and say it aloud. The main page links to the app store for other apps by the developers.

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Is it any good?

Anyone familiar with Mercer Mayer's Little Critter books will have an idea of what to expect from JUST GRANDMA AND ME. As the Little Critter takes a trip to the beach with his grandma, his narration of the day's events and the accompanying illustrations make for a cute story. The voice-over is well-done and there are also beach sounds (which can be turned off) to help set the mood. Tapping on objects in the pictures makes the app say and display the words, and there's also a mini-game to look for the little spider and grasshopper hidden throughout the pages.

The app is a good translation of the book—not too many bells and whistles to distract from the story, and the interface is hidden but functions just right.

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