It’s a letter writing expedition through the Hundred Acre Woods. Pooh has done its again. He let his rumbly tummy get the better of him and now there is no honey left in the house. He needs your help to find the bees and get some lunch. Incorporating all the sights and sounds that endear us to that Silly Ol’ Bear, Letters with Pooh is an education experience your little one will love. The story is a progression in letter recognition and formation. Each chapter is prefaced by a short, read-along story, with highlighted words to help promote word recognition and pre-reading skills.
- Plan Bee – tracing practice. Follow the arrow to trace straight, curved, and diagonal lines to help show Pooh where the bees have gone. Where there are bees there is always honey.
- Balloons for Pooh – letter practice. We found the bees but they are up too high, a balloon is just what he needs. Gather balloons by tracing the letters. Specific prompts are given for each stroke to accurately create the letter.
- Friends First – fun and games. Pooh and his friends want your help to find hidden letters throughout the Woods, match letters to color pictures and catch letters from scattered poems.
- Stickers – make pictures with the stickers you earn. Choose a background and add your characters to create your own illustration. Save it and send it to a friend.
I found the record feature in the Balloon chapter amusing, especially when you play it back by touching Pooh’s balloons on the home page. And I appreciated that the settings lets parents customize the learning experience for multiple learners and reports their progress. The tracing exercises are geared so even early learners can be successful.
Letters with Pooh, has great sound quality in the narration, sound effects and music and the clear, traditional graphics won’t disappoint. As collectors of the A. A. Milne books and lovers of the movies I new I could trust this app to deliver a safe learning environment. The familiar characters and supportive atmosphere will have children writing in no time.
Price when Reviewed: $1.99
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.