|My youngest totally photobombed his sister LOL|
|My daughter drew those strawberries in this screen shot.|
Let me name off a few things my daughter and I love about this app.
1. It keeps the kids attention!
2. Recording the kids voices so they can hear their answers…pure genius. I think that may be one of my daughters favorite things about this app.
3. Creating their own detective badges
4. Being able to draw to answer questions and having your answers be incorporated into the story
My absolute favorite part about this app? Everything. No really combine our list above and that is why I love this app for my kids. By bringing the kids into the story and making them a part of it you capture their attention and bring out their imagination. FamLoop refers to this type of story telling as dialogic reading. When I first saw that I had no idea what it meant so I looked it up. The definition of dialogic reading is “Making reading a story into an interactive experience by asking simple questions and talking about the pictures in a storybook”. FamLoop does this perfectly with Agent Magic Investigates because where other apps may ask the questions, heck even children’s shows do it (Dora the Explorer ring a bell?) with Agent Magic Investigates the kids get to hear themselves after they answer the question. This may not seem like a big deal but for little one’s knowing they were heard and being acknowledged, even if my an electronic device is big, especially while learning!
Technology is something we use every day as adults, whether it be a cell phone, a tablet, a desktop PC or a laptop, most of us will use at least one these throughout the day. We use them in front of our kids therefore it is a part of our childrens lives as well. I encourage you to allow your children the opportunity to use these divides as well but more for the learning experiences as opposed to games with no educational value for them.
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