123 Calling, a Story of the Chinese Zodiac
ItsyBitsyStories has a new app for the iPad and iPhone for kids ages 2 and up entitled “123 Calling, a Story of the Chinese Zodiac." Asianmommy received a free app for review.
This app tells the story of the Chinese Zodiac in English with English subtitles and also teaches counting from 1 to 12 in English and Chinese (with characters, Pinyin, and audio pronunciaton). The app is available for free download this summer.
What I liked: I liked learning about the animals in the Chinese Zodiac. The app provided the English and Chinese characters for the animals, as well as accompanying sound effects for each animal, the years they were born, and an identifying characteristic of the animal. I also liked how they provided the stroke order for writing the numbers 1 to 12.
What could be improved: I wish they had also provided the Pinyin and audio pronunciation of the Chinese Zodiac animals, so we could learn how to pronounce them, as well.