Curious George and the Firefighters

Get your child ready to learn how to read with Curious George! George and the man with the yellow hat take a trip to the firehouse, and George finds all sorts of new things to explore. When one curious monkey meets a company of unsuspecting firefighters, a big adventure is sure to follow!

Based on Margret Rey’s children’s book and the hit PBS KIDS TV series, this animated story featuring Curious George is part of iRead With, a new read-aloud program created to foster language development and help preschoolers get ready to read.

iRead With is based on the shared reading method developed in conjunction with McGill University Child Phonology Lab. 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.


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


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


Touch living words to trigger sounds and animations. App Store_Curious George_Firefighters_living word_EN


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


Choose your avatar to personalize your reading experience.


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


Play with Curious George and his friends and create your own animated stories in the Story Theatre. App Store_Curious George_Firefighters_theater_EN


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


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


© 2014 Tribal Nova 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.


"(My Kids) both loved to make up their own little “George shows” in the theater section and having them create together only made it more fun for them (and for me)." - iPad Kids
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“The classic storybook version of Curious George and the Firefighters has been re-vamped by the developers with great language- and literacy-encouraging features while still staying true to the original story and graphics. Curious George fans and new discoverers alike will enjoy this well-done book app.” - Smart Apps For Kids
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“When (kids) tap on the word, they will hear themselves read the words aloud. What a fun way to encourage kids to learn!” - iGame Mom
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“This Curious George and the Firefighters app is a lovely interactive story/picture book that will delight your youngsters with George’s fire station adventures, while gently introducing them to the concept of reading.” - Fun2Tap

“(The Theatre)... is an excellent opportunity for the child to use the scenes and characters to retell and record parts of the story. This section especially encourages the child to talk whilst they are being creative with the story.” - AppyMall
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“Curious George and the Firefighters by iRead is a fantastic app and e-book. All of the additional interactive elements really set this app apart in my opinion, and takes this app to the next level. With summer here, it is vital to keep your kids reading and with fun apps like this one you shouldn’t have any trouble!” - The iPhone Mom
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“I had a feeling this would be a good app but in never expected it to be this good. I can safely say this is one of the best storybook apps I have ever seen.” - Awesome Kids Apps
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“One of the coolest thing the app does is allow your child to record some of the words used in the story. We had a great time laughing at recordings that didn’t come out well. Including one where the word “Hat” mostly sounded like a cackling bird. Sophie could not stop laughing. Even my 12 year old has enjoyed playing the app, especially when she figured out she could make George and the Man in the Yellow Hat say whatever she wanted. It’s pretty fun listening to the stories that my giggly girls make up.” - A Mom's Take
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“Curious George has to be one of the most recognized and beloved characters of childhood. We grew up tagging along with George on his many adventures through hard copy books; our children experience them through books, cartoons and movies. Now, your child and you can join George using your iPad. Not only will this app entertain with the traditional story, but includes interactivity, activities and educational benefits.” - Best Apps For Kids
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“Curious George and the Firefighters is a wonderful interactive reading application perfect for all pre and emerging readers.” - Nuggle Mama's Handful
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“Curious George and the Firefighters is a wonderful storybook for the little ones, and I couldn’t be happier to see it turned into a storybook app. With beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, funny animations and professional narration, it is an engaging storybook app with great educational value.” - Top Kids Apps
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“This app adapts a true classic into a digital learning experience. The familiar paperback story has gotten a face life and a whole bunch of new interactions to make it an engaging activity for this generation's young learners.” - Fun Educational Apps
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“My kids love the apps from iRead With. They are high quality and feature characters they already know and love. They also like the Story Theater section where you can use the settings and characters from the book to make your own stories. It's a great way to spend a few minutes with your child. ” - Batch of Books
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