Bunny Fun is a pleasurable introduction to a favorite song and some basic vocabulary in another language
A couple of weeks ago I posted book-inspired apps for middle school students. Here are some for younger children. Add-on purchases are available for several of these apps, but not necessary to enjoy the fun and games. (FYI: Marketplace information is linked to each title.)
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Rosemary Wells’s Bunny Fun: Head, Shoulders, Knees,Toes (Auryn, Inc./Fourth Story Media) has been out since last spring, and after repeated viewings hasn’t lost an ounce of its charm. The concept is simple: viewers choose from one of four rabbits to hear a rendition of “Head Shoulders, Knees, Toes.” If they choose the creature decked out in a western outfit (with a desert in the background and tumbleweeds rolling by), they’ll hear the song in English; a rabbit in a colorful kimono sings in Japanese; a sailor bunny in front of the Eiffel Tower croons in French; while a rabbit wearing a Mexican sombrero belts out the Spanish version. As the creatures sing they touch the corresponding parts of their bodies. Once finished with their songs, they skip off the stage and viewers can select another animal and version of the tune. It’s a pleasurable introduction to a favorite song and some basic vocabulary in another language, illustrated with Wells’s signature bright-eyed, friendly creatures.
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