When I Get Bigger a Fun & Interactive Ebook App for Children
Jan 3, 2012 1:51 PM –
When I Get Bigger is a fun interactive ebook for children, featuring three modes of play and a rich narrative for children. If you’ve already checked out and subsequently enjoyed Bedtime Battle and Just Me and My Mom, this is of similar flavour and features the Little Critter protagonist from the latter title.
Tested on: HTC Desire HD
Pros & Cons:
- Fun interactive elements!
- Three modes!
- Great learning tool!
- With Little Critter stories first being published in 1975, they appear very dated.
When I Get Bigger is a cute and interactive ebook for small children. There are some keen interactive elements to the story which let the child read along or identify items in the pictures. Children can also look for a small mouse on every page.
There are principally three modes: Read To Me (where the story reads while the child flicks the page over), Read It Myself (here the child reads the story to themselves, although there are prompts for word pronunciation) and finally Auto Play which lets the app completely take over, reading and turning the pages. It’s all very intuitive and easy to understand- children could, in theory, be left to play with the app themselves.
The format and the structure of the app is loads of fun, but these stories seem incredibly dated. The Little Critter stories began in 1975 and you can really tell their age. Bedtime Battle is an even older story. While I really like the way the stories are presented, I wonder how cool more modern and up-to-date narratives would be on this kind of platform.
When I Get Bigger – In-story view (1)
When I Get Bigger – In-story view (2)
When I Get Bigger – In-story view (3)
When I Get Bigger – In-story view (4)
When I Get Bigger – In-story view (5)
When I Get Bigger – In-story view (6)
When I Get Bigger – Interactive pages
When I Get Bigger – Spot the mouse!
When I Get Bigger – Menu
When I Get Bigger – Publisher information
When I Get Bigger – Copyright information
When I Get Bigger – Options
These apps are great for entertaining children, although the dated themes and every-so-cheesy narratives might not encourage them back for more. The three modes of use is a nice feature and a reason to like this format. Children can either read themselves or be read to and the rich interactive elements are really functional.
Ease of Use:
Incredibly simple to use. Children could pretty much be left to their own devices with this hugely intuitive and helpful app.
I think due to the nature of the story, I think there will only be so many times the story gets read again. My children have enjoyed this, but the novelty soon wears off and they still prefer modern texts.
The interface is remarkably smooth and, while the art work is original and therefore a little dated, it runs nicely and is highly interactive. With a rich variety of hidden words for children to find, in addition to the mice to pick out, it’s an app very much with the little user in mind.
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