Wake Up Mo! ~ 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wake Up Mo! ~ 3D Interactive Pop-Up Book is designed to help toddlers and young preschoolers with their morning routine. The story can be read aloud by the narrator, or parents can turn of narration and read it to kids themselves. Kids can tap and explore the interactive images on the pages as Mo and his friends wake up, stretch and get out of bed, eat breakfast, get dressed, wash hands, brush teeth, brush hair, and pack his bag for the day before getting on the bus and heading to school. In the settings, parents can choose the language, hearing and seeing the words in English, French, German, or Spanish.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- personal growth
- time management
Engagement, Approach, Support
The 3-D design makes it feel like a real book that actually moves, and kids will enjoy interacting with the pages.
Kids will relate to Mo's morning, which may help them transfer the activities to their morning routines.
Different language choices extend learning options beyond morning routines into exploring other languages.
What's it about?
When the story begins, cute little monster Mo is snoring in his bed with his kitty cat and stuffed monster. But it's time for him to wake up and get his day started. Kids can tap Mo to make him open his eyes and yawn; they can open the curtains in the bedroom to let in the sunlight. On each of the eight pages, kids can interact with Mo and the setting. They help him dress in his clothes for the day and brush his teeth before he gets on the bus. In the settings, parents can turn off the background music and/or the narration, and they can customize the language -- English, French, German, or Spanish.
Is it any good?
WAKE UP MO! manages to be interactive without being overwhelming for young preschoolers. The narrator's voice is gentle yet expressive with a slight British accent. Kids will get a kick out of interacting with the elements on the page, and they'll identify with Mo's morning. He brushes his teeth, just like they do. He eats breakfast and puts on clothes and brushes his hair. Toddlers and preschoolers may not identify with getting on a bus to go to school, but it's still an exciting point of Mo's day. The eight-page length is just right for developing attention spans. The narration in the other languages is beautiful, too, so multilingual homes will appreciate that (or parents can expose kids to other languages).
Families can talk about...
Ask kids how their morning routine is different from Mo's. How is it the same?
Make a chart with pictures of your kid's morning routine and put it in the bathroom to follow in the mornings.
Keep clothing simple so that toddlers can dress themselves -- easy pull-on pants and tops. They'll be so proud!
|Devices:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire|
|Release date:||February 13, 2014|
|Topics:||Book characters, Cats, dogs, and mice|
|Publisher:||StoryToys Entertainment Limited|
|Minimum software requirements:||iOS 5.0 or later; Android 2.3.3 and up|