Tuesday, June 21, 2011
June 2011 Favorites
Game of the month: Sneaky Snacky Squirrel. This game is really similar to HiHo Cherry-o. Scott and Janelle sent it to Creed for his birthday, and I promise that it is hard to resist its cuteness! Creed loves it so much he got it for his friend Sara for her birthday too. Simple enough for a four-year-old to play and it helps work on small motor skills too.
App of the Month: The Three Little Pig 3-D story by Nosy Crow. I'm not one to go gaga over Apps, but if you have a little one you NEED this one. It's expensive, but it entertains Creed for ages. It's a book, and the animation is incredible. You can choose to have the story read to you or to read it yourself and you can interact with all the characters, flicking them in the air and flipping them around, and they say something different each time you tap them. You even blow on the wolf to help him blow the houses down. The background moves when you shift the screen so it looks almost 3-D. The characters are funny and they have the CUTEST British accents. I'm dying to get my hands on the next storybook app they have coming out this summer, Cinderella, but it's hard to imagine how it could live up to this one.
Picture Book of the Month: We Are In A Book by Mo Willems. We love all of Mo Willems' books, but this one in particular has Creed rolling on the floor with giggles.
Middle Grade Fiction book of the Month: Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. I hadn't even heard of it before it won the Newbery Medal this year. It was hard to get me hands on it, but it was love at first read. The award was well-deserved.
Young Adult Book of the Month: Delirium by Lauren Oliver. Ok, yes, it is Hunger Games and Matched by Ally Condie rolled into one, but I still enjoyed it.
Sesame Street Clip of the Month: Creed never liked Sesame Street, but now he asks me to turn it on "for Ollie" and then he's glued to the TV, which enables me to sneak a little unpacking in or just some extra snuggle time with the boys. Some of the cameos are so awesome. This one might be Larry's favorite of the moment. Conversations with Bert: Part 1, Andy Samberg
And don't miss Conversations with Bert: Part 2 with Andy Samberg