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The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks

By Jenny Bristol, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun, faith-based seasonal story teaches reading skills.

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THE BERENSTAIN BEARS GIVE THANKS is a decent, positive story centered around the Thanksgiving holiday. It has much the same feeling as other Berenstain Bears books, centered around a close family that counts on each other. Kids have three choices in how to explore this app. Read To Me will read the story to your child, highlighting the words as
they are read. Read It Myself allows the child to read the words, but
one tap on the text will also read it to your child. Both of those
options also will say the name out loud and display the word on the
screen for any item your child taps. Autoplay will read the story to
your child without having to turn the pages. Children can still tap the
vocabulary words for this option, but the app usually does not say the
words out loud. The narrator reads very well with just enough excitement in her voice, and the app's production quality is excellent. This app is a solid choice for any family wanting to share the Christian perspective of Thanksgiving.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Release date: November 19, 2010
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: Oceanhouse Media
  • Version: 1.08
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: August 23, 2016

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