Friday, March 9, 2012

Top Ten Dr. Seuss iPad Applications (PART 1)

Top Ten Dr. Seuss iPad Applications! We have more than ten of these and we have no intention of ranking them and favoring one over the other. They are all favorites of the kids. So, here's our first list of the top ten Dr. Seuss iPad Applications. Enjoy! And hoops, these applications are now on sale for a limited time period - so hurry!

Note: The links will be directed to the original book as we can't help but feel so nostalgic about the good old traditional books.

1. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street - This book is very special as it imparts a great lesson for the kids and for parents too. WE NEED TO NURTURE THE KIDS IMAGINATION. Let them exaggerate, their exaggerated stories are their outlet for their imagination to grow.

We love the iPad application because of the professional narration and background audio. Not to mention that this is Dr. Seuss's first book. And knowing that the manuscript of this book was rejected by 27 publishing houses for being too different and fantasy based.

This book and/ or iPad application is a great reminder that being different is not always bad but rather should be viewed as an opportunity for greatness.

Think different, think Dr. Seuss!

2. The Sneetches The lesson in this classic story is very valuable to us if we really want to thrive in our differences among family members and other people. A classic story to emphasize that racism or classifying an individual according to his color, belief system and origin is not only harmful to the individual but to the society.

3. Horton Hears A Who! We love the book, we love the Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Movie , we love Horton so definitely, we LOVE LOVE LOVE the iPad application!

" A PERSON'S A PERSON NO MATTER HOW SMALL" is a lesson every human being should comprehend and apply in day to day life. Everyone deserve to be treated fairly at some point in his life, if not every time.

4. Oh, Say Can You Say? It is terrible tongue twisters indeed in this book. It is a great tool for an an advanced  early reader like our little girl. The words are easy but there are some challenging words which teach phonics to early readers. We always have fun reading this by ourselves or just by listening to the narration.

5. Yertle the Turtle We love to hate Yertle's guts as a leader. This is a bit exaggeration but the concept is almost applicable to any leaders. A great story which focuses on WHAT LEADERS SHOULD NOT DO.

6. Gertrude McFuzz: In a word of discontent, this book is a good reminder to be content in what we have. At most times, appreciation of what we have at the moment is the key to happiness.

7. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?  Needless to say, this is our preschooler's favorite. Our little boy learned all the sounds Mr. Brown can do by listening to this application over and over again. Fun way for kids to learn sounds of everything around us.

8. Happy Birthday to You! This application makes our day-to-day celebration of life so memorable. If only we could do the things listed here every day or just our birthday, life will be A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

9. The Big Brag We love this book, another favorite.  The story tells of a rabbit and a bear, who both boast that they are the "best of the beasts." The rabbit can hear far away, but the bear boasts he can smell father. However , both animals re humbled by a mere worm who looks around the world - right back to his own hill - where he sees "the two biggest fools that have ever been seen!

There's simply no use bragging what we can do, there will always be something better than us. The challenge is to compete with our own self. (okay, that's a bit beyond the moral of the story  - but it's our favorite discussion after reading the book!)

10. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! Another motivation to be imaginative. OH THE THINGS WE CAN THINK! Anything is possible.

We read Dr. Seuss's omBooks everyday and we just can't help reading them again and again. 

What's your favorite Dr. Seuss iPad application?

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