Just in time for back-to-school season, Oceanhouse Media is back with a new Dr. Seuss app. Green Eggs and Ham - Read & Learn replaces the original version first released in 2011, and joins Cat in the Hat in the developer’s new lineup of app books. Now completely redesigned, the app offers a better, more interactive reading experience.
Among others, the new app has gesture-based interactions that allow you to uncover fun surprises and animations on every page. You can, for example, drag Sam-I-Am and his grouchy friend to move them around the page. In a different scene, you can tilt your device to rock the sea back and forth.
Also found in the app are over 30 mini games designed to help you practice spelling, rhyming, phonics, and reading comprehension. For example, one game will have you spelling the word “Sam”, whereas another game will ask you to choose where you would eat green eggs and ham.
What’s interesting is that the games are hidden throughout the book. To find them, you must tap on all the elements on each page until you come across a star. Because objects and text are named when you touch them, during this process you are also expanding your vocabulary.
Like the original app, the new Green Eggs and Ham app allows you to read independently or read along with highlighting narration. You also get a button on every page that lets you repeat the narration as many times you like.
You should know that the new app includes reading stats in the Parents section, which tells you how many minutes were spent reading the book and how many pages your child has read. It’s also possible to reset these stats, in case you’d like to reuse the app with another child. The app has no third-party advertising and no in-app purchases.
All in all, I have to say the new Green Eggs and Ham app is an excellent upgrade to an old favorite. The new animations and interactions really do bring the wacky story to life, and engage you to read and learn. I highly recommend the app for any Dr. Seuss fan.
App was provided for our honest review.
About Oceanhouse Media
Oceanhouse Media is a leading publisher of more than 400 apps. The company’s mantra is “Creativity with Purpose”, developing apps that uplift, educate and inspire. You should also check out their other apps:
Dr. Seuss Treasury offers over 50 Dr. Seuss classics in one app. With excellent reading features that includes narration and text highlighting, it’s a great choice for kids ages 3-12. Parents can download and read as many books within the 7-day trial period to see if they’ll suit their kids.
The Cat in the Hat - Read & Learn takes an old favorite and upgrades it with engaging new features, such as wacky animations and fun learning activities. It maintains excellent reading options that include narration and word highlighting, as well as the tap and learn feature. Overall, this is a fantastic remake that I’d highly recommend for early readers and fans of Dr. Seuss.