In this storybook app, a young barber has to keep the King's secret to save his own life. Early readers who are used to listening to fairy tales will be encouraged by the simple and familiar structure of the narrative. They will progressively be able to recognize parts of the text in subsequent readings of the story. The diction of the narrator is very clear and engaging and the quality of the sound is outstanding. The games and interactions are deeply integrated into the narrative, expanding the story and children will want to listen and play with the app many times since it is very interactive and engage young readers at various levels. The scene where readers can help giving the cat a haircut can support the development of fine motor skills (using two fingers that open and close against the screen to simulate the opening and closing of scissors). Some other games, like when the reader creates a flute, might be challenging for preschoolers, so co-reading is recommended. The story also promotes social and emotional development, as it deals with self-image and self-esteem, themes that can be explored further by adults.
Other notable themes and features of the app include Art and Design, Attention to detail, concentration, Fine motor skills, Friendship, Games, Humour, Memory, Social and emotional development, Stories.
Learning Area Milestones
- Can follow longer stories
- Anticipates key events in stories
- Able to focus for longer periods
- Understands the rules of games
- Can predict what will happen next
- Understands more complex humour, such as jokes
- Increased vocabulary and forms of speech which are influenced by books
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