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Ease of Play
Swipe to turn pages, tap to color.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
This sweet little story incorporates color and music in a short, bare bones ebook. Red in Bed has lovely graphics and a simple but lovable plot. Kids will get a kick out of coloring strawberries orange, a stop sign yellow, and so on -- and will feel satisfied when they can color the red things red again. It's also fun to hear a musical note upon tapping the color blobs, and it's nice to play multiple notes together. But the story isn't about music, and there's nothing to scaffold or support musical exploration. With no read-aloud feature, Red in Bed is an app for parents and kids to use together. The story is short, and the interactive elements limited. Just as with any traditional book, the lasting power of Red in Bed depends on how many times kids want to repeat the same story over and over again.
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