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Caillou: What's That Funny Noise?

Rating Caillou: What 5.0

  • iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 2+
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About Caillou: What's That Funny Noise?

A fantastic interactive app based on the famous tv-cartoon character, Caillou. Readers will love playing with this app. It has received an EAS Certification of 5 Stars and EAS Recommended Status.

Caillou: What's That Funny Noise? Review

This is an interactive e-book that helps your children to get ready to read, learn new words and to speak (a feature that is particularly good for the younger ones). This app differentiates itself from other interactive apps in that it asks questions that might promote discussion about the story-line .  For example, while you are reading, when you tap at the bottom of the screen, you are asked to define how Caillou might be feeling after he has jumped out of the bed when he saw the shadows on his bed-spread. These types of questions help children to empathise with the character in the story.

There are also key words that are highlighted so that when you tap the word, you can see it in the illustration. Additionally, you can stop reading and record yourself saying the word and then playing it back to yourself. This strengthens the association between picture and image and thus speeds up the learning process of new vocabulary. These words form part of a list called “Living Words” so that every time you touch one of the words in the story, you hear the voice-recording.

Another useful feature is the optional narration, meaning a child can use the app without supervision and can begin to relate words that they hear to what the written text. An option I’d like to see in a future update is a marker scrolling through the words as they are spoken, as I think this would really help with word familiarisation.

One of the things that we really like about the app is that there are different levels of reading and vocabulary. Level 3 is the most interactive as it allows the reader to record his/herself in relation to what would Caillou say in specific points of the story.

In the “Play” section of the app, you can create your own scenes and pictures by dragging the different characters and objects into your chosen scene. After you have finished you can record a story or a description about what is going on in the picture. This is a fantastic addition that pushes children’s cognitive thinking and presentation skills.

Overall, this is a fabulous app with a very loveable main character. We can see that a lot of thought has gone into the app and we really appreciate how well it has been done.

App Details

Ratings

Devices

iPhone

Skills

Cognitive Development
Communication Skills

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Tribal Nova

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