Curious George and the Birthday Surprise - interactive story for preschool kids

When the man with the yellow hat tells Curious George that he is planning a surprise, of course George is curious. Before long George finds a hat, noisemakers, decorations, and games. It must be a birthday! But whose birthday is it? That’s the surprise! Based on Margret Rey and H. A. Rey’s children’s book and the hit PBS KIDS TV series, this animated story featuring Curious George is part of our iRead With shared-reading program designed to foster language development and help preschoolers get ready to read. iRead With animated stories are designed to make children talk and participate in the shared reading activity. Parents follow a prompting system that encourages them to start a conversation with the child, by asking questions about the story. Children become actively involved in the narrative and get stimulated in a multi-sensory level.

HOW DOES THE PROMPTING SYSTEM WORK?

Narrative sequences are punctuated by prompts and conversation starters, inviting to talk about the story and the world around us.

PRIMARY SKILLS DEVELOPED

Speech and oral language, vocabulary, phonological awareness, emergent literacy concepts, narrative skills and comprehension strategies.

TAP WORDS

Touch Living Words to trigger sounds and animations. Curious George_Birthday surprise_living word_iRead With_ebook

ENGAGING ANIMATIONS

Animations are tied to the storytelling to create a meaningful experience. Tap them to find a surprise!

CHOOSE YOUR AVATARS

Choose your avatar to personalize your reading experience.

RECORD YOUR OWN VOICE

Important words can be recorded. Children can also create and record their own dialogue lines.

STORYTELLING ACTIVITY

Play with Curious George and his friends and create your own animated stories in the Story Theater. iRead With_Curious George_Birthday Surprise_kids ebooks

PROFESSIONAL NARRATION

Choose to have the story automatically narrated, always after a first shared reading experience.

READ THE STORY AGAIN!

There are three reading levels with more living words to discover, and new prompts to engage conversation.

Copyright

© 2014 by Tribal Nova Inc. All rights reserved. iReadWith and its logo are trademarks of Tribal Nova Inc. Curious George ®, created by Margret and H. A. Rey, is a registered trademark and the Curious George logo is a trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company and used under license. All rights reserved.



Reviews

"Tribal Nova has a recipe for success with their shared reading method. Following the successful launches of their previous iRead With apps (Curious George: Goes Camping and the Firefighters), Curious George and the Birthday Surprise will surely win the hearts of young and young-at-heart readers." - Fun Educational Apps
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"This delightful and engaging ebook version of a classic Curious George tale is perfect for young readers. Brought to you by the developers at Tribal Nova, this “iRead With” ebook has many features that make it an excellent option to support literacy learning using mobile technology." - Smart Apps For Kids
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"This app could easily be used in a Kindergarten classroom because of the opportunity to develop skills of prediction, discuss sounds and beginning sounds, retell the story and recreate scenes from the story." - AppyMall
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"We have reviewed books in the series before, and loved all the features that helping kids learn, especially those that get kids to talk and make reading a shared experience between parents and kids."- iGame Mom
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"This app delivers the same caliber of high quality illustrations, story, audio, and interactive elements as other Curious George titles. The best thing about this series is it’s features and settings that are conducive to parent-child learning."- iHeart This App
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"This is a charming, engaging app that will please on many levels."- Fun2Tap
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