Dwell Studio - Good Morning TOUCAN, Good Night OWL is another cute storybook app by developer CJ Educations. With two cute preschool stories built into one, this app is perfect for morning or night. Preschoolers will love the simple text and illustrations and finding the animals on each page.
Good Night Owl follows an owl through the forest, saying good night to the inhabitants there. Again, readers must tap, swipe, and move coverings to find the hidden animals. Forest animals make their noises as they fall asleep. This story also has a Song Time and corresponding Activity. In Good Night Owl, the activity is a matching game. Players must match an illustration to a photo of animals featured in the story. Both stories have an Auto Play or Read to Me option.
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I'm always a fan of a good deal, and this app delivers a two-for-one. With two different stories in the same app, users are getting more for their money. Both of these stories have repetitive text, perfect for young readers. Questioning text, Who is waking up? and Who is sleeping? keeps young readers engaged. Having users interact with the text by revealing animals is another way to hook young readers. The peek-a-boo aspect in the Read to Me mode is great. Kids also really like the Song Time and Activities. I particularly like the illustration to photo matching game in Good Night Owl. It's a neat way to play a matching game.
Overall, Dwell Studio - Good Morning TOUCAN, Good Night OWL is a great pair of stories geared toward preschoolers and toddlers. With repetitive text and peek-a-boo interactions, the app is a fun read, any time of day.
Dwell Studio - Good Morning TOUCAN, Good Night OWL is available for download via the iTunes App Store - iPad and iPad Mini App
This app was reviewed by Sarah Emerling, a mom, a special education teacher, and a technology coach. She is a self proclaimed nerd with a passion for incorporating technology into education and you read her findings at The iLesson Lady.
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