Parents' Guide to

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends - First Words

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Eric Carle faves teach vocab in English and other languages.

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Is It Any Good?

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Carle's bright colors and vivid illustrations translate beautifully to the touch screen, so kids will be engaged and excited to encounter the familiar animals and characters from the books. Parents will appreciate the variety of language choices that can teach common words in several languages. The conversational quiz gives kids a chance to practice the words they've learned. There's no narrative structure to the activities, though, so there's no context for the words kids are learning. Also, swiping from one page to the next is clunkier than tapping the arrow, which is less intuitive for kids. Overall, this is a simple, solid tool for learning words.

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