Parents' Guide to

The Snow Fox

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Voice recognition is the star of cute, very short story.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad Free Books
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This cute story invites families to read out loud together using voice-recognition technology, but it's very short. The Snow Fox is adorable, but it's so brief that it feels more like a vehicle for showing off the technology than a stand-alone tale. The voice recognition becomes the star: It responds accurately to the reader, filtering out background noise including voices from the TV and radio. As a result, it creates a lovely platform for encouraging reading aloud and fluency practice. The video component is confusing, as it seems to merely provide the opportunity to record a voiceover to a specific bit of content from the story. Kids will likely enjoy the tale, even though it's short. The baby fox is just too cute to resist! For a free app, it's certainly more than worth checking out.

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