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Education is often on my mind and very important to me and I love to find ways to supplement education in a way that makes the kids feel like they are playing, so yes, video games. Video games, iBooks or educational apps are the perfect way to have kids play and learn at the same time.
There is a new educational app/book on iOS, Jessie The Jack’s ABC Zoo. This app features animation, narration and video to help children ages 2-6 learn the alphabet in a fun, creative way. Available on iOS via the iBook and app stores, the iBook retails for $.99 and the app retails for $1.99. Thankfully, an Android version is coming soon.
With two modes, story and play, children are able to choose their own adventure – from taking a tour through the zoo with Jesse learning an animal for every letter of the alphabet, to playing a “fill in the shape game” matching each animal to his name.
Play mode teaches the alphabet and each animal’s name through a “fill in the shape” game. Animals and letters are randomized, and players must match each animal with the right letter.
Correct answers are rewarded with Jesse tricks and treats, while wrong answers receive another try until the child selects the correct option. For every two Jesse treats earned, children will be directed to a link to watch Jesse perform tricks – from driving an ATV to riding a scooter.
The Story Mode uses a storyline that follows Jesse’s adventure through the zoo, which he discovers while he’s asleep. As parents and children follow Jesse in story mode, they are taken on an interactive journey with real-life animal sounds and facts. Soothing yet upbeat music produced by popular street performer Dub FX keeps children focused and entertained.
Jesse is a truly special dog and beloved by millions of children. Using his popularity and appeal to children will really help them on their way to learning their ABC’s! For more fun with Jessie be sure to check out Jesse’s YouTube channel, where he has over 30 million views!