Interactive books are a great way to get your kids get involved in what they are reading. Over they years we have accumulated a list of fantastic titles, but we'd like to share with you a recent find: Don't Wake Up Tiger. Based on the award-winning picture book by Britta Teckentrup, it's cute app about a sleeping tiger and a pleasant surprise.
Don't Wake Up Tiger!
In this interactive app, kids keep a Tiger from stirring as animals sneak past her. A narrator reads the story aloud and instructs kids on what they need to do in each activity. For example, one activity asks them to rub the tiger's nose while another requires them to blow into the microphone. In another activity, they must rock their device back and forth. The story ends on a pleasant note as kids discover why the animals have been tiptoeing around Tiger all along.
In addition to the main story, the app also includes a song (with an accompanying video related to the story's ending), a memory match game, and a spot-the-difference game. Each game has five puzzles. Kids can choose whether they want to read the story, listen to the song, or play the games from the main screen.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Don't Wake Up Tiger is suitable for kids ages three and up. It has no third-party ads and no in-app purchases. No internet connection is required to use the app. At the moment of review, the app is available in English only.
Things I Like
Don't Wake Up Tiger is a charming app that takes advantage of the iPad's capability to create a delightful reading experience. Though the story is rather short, it is beautifully illustrated and immersive, with perfectly placed activities to get kids playing along. Your little ones will love stroking Tiger's belly to comfort her, and rocking their device to rock her back to sleep.
The song and games, though fairly simple, are also nice to have. If anything, they help extend the app's shelf life after kids have completed the main story.
I highly recommend Don't Wake Up Tiger if you are looking for a short and sweet story to read with your kids. This charming app boasts gorgeous illustrations, a cute story, great interactivity, and fun games to enjoy together. Perfect for the very young.
App was purchased by us.