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Elmo's Big Birthday Bash! - A Step Into Reading App

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· Random House Books for Young Readers
· iPhone/iPad App · Ages 2-5 years
· April 25, 2012 · $ · 978-0-307-97744-1 (0-307-97744-7) Buy now

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Elmo's Big Birthday Bash! - A Step Into Reading App
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Get ready to learn to read with Elmo! This 30+ page interactive birthday story includes helpful reading tools, silly Sesame fun, and 3 exciting games designed to practice early reading skills. Narrated by Bob from Sesame Street!
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURES:
 
- Exclusive, brand-new interactive story that will have children giggling as they play party letter and word games and have fun with their friends at a monster-filled birthday bash!
 
- 3 hands-on games with Elmo: Practice upper and lowercase letters, learn letter sounds, and match rhyming words—skills that are building blocks for strong readers!
 
-Rich reading tools: Tap on any word to hear it read out loud, and hear definitions and fun questions for select vocabulary words. Great for kids who are eager to begin reading!
 
- Silly Sesame Street fun: Celebrate Elmo’s birthday with Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby, and the rest of the gang. Narrated by Bob McGrath (“Bob”), a fixture on Sesame Street for more than 40 years.
 
-High quality Retina graphics optimized for the new iPad
 
-Helpful Parent Tips: Hints and ideas to help make reading fun, from the education experts at Sesame Workshop and Random House Children’s Books.
 
 
 
THREE WAYS TO READ:
 
-Record-your-voice: It’s easy to record your voice to play on each page. Perfect for traveling parents and early readers!
 
-Read-along: Watch and listen as words are highlighted while the text is read aloud. Interact with the illustrations for even more birthday fun!
 
-Auto-play: Watch and listen as the story is read aloud, and pages turn automatically. 

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