This app introduces the nursery rhyme 'St Ives' with a happy tune and a song. It has the option to listen to the song or read along and listen to the nursery rhyme. Both options are somewhat interactive. In the song option children can turn the different instruments on and off. In the nursery rhyme option, children or adults can read the words or listen to them by tapping on the words. The characters come to life when they are tapped. The nursery rhyme features the number 7 and multiples of seven, stimulating mathematical skills. At the end of the rhyme, there is a quiz that tests children's attention to detail and encourages them to pay further attention in the illustrations in re-readings, such as 'How many yellow kits did you see?'

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Learning Area Milestones

Understanding Listening and Attention Reading

  • Can remember stories and songs
  • Understands simple concepts (in/on, big/little)
  • Understands who/what/where questions – but not yet ‘why’ questions
  • Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories
  • Enjoys rhyming & is aware of rhyme and alliteration
  • Interested in environmental print
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Best Features

Loads of fun

Play together

Lots to do


Make it your own


About the app


Supported Devices
Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Windows Phone, Windows Tablet

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