I know there is a big debate as to whether or not using the iPad for learning is harmful or beneficial, but as a former teacher I think technology can be a useful tool in education. My daughters are allowed to use their iPads at their leisure, but are limited to an hour total per day, usually broken up throughout the day, and can only play games I allow.
Kazaz! is a new iPad App that is not only in line with apps I feel comfortable with my kids playing, but also has a big educational aspect that works at the same pace as my preschooler. My daughter is just learning how to read and enjoys being read to. I’m hoping for her to be an independent reader real soon, so that she can enjoy books the same way I did when I was younger. Kazaz is a reading app that reads to my daughter and allows her to enjoy stories without yet having to learn how to read. The stories come to life on screen, almost like a pop up book, but animated. As each story is read, another part of the app unlocks to reveal music and more stories.
Kazaz! is an app that my daughter enjoys during her allotted iPad hour that she receives daily. We also have a reward system where she can earn more time on the iPad, and with that extra time I often find her on the Kazaz! app, fully engaged in the story being told. There are 3 stories in total so far, which are enjoyable each time my daughter has the app read them to her. I’m hoping she will be able to read the stories herself by the end of this school year!
You can download the Kazaz! app for free by visiting the App Store. You can also follow Kazaz Kids on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop on updates and news. Check out the video below to learn more: