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Little Chickies (Los Pollitos) by Canticos - Sing, Play & Learn with Latino...

April 7, 2016

By: Jayne Clare

TeachersWithApps.com

A sweet toddler songbook for many languages ...

Little Chickies (Los Pollitos) – Sing, Play & Learn with Latino Nursery Rhymes by Encantos Media Studios, Incis the quintessential necessity for all modern day preschoolers of any sociological background. In a time when cultures are being homogenized and nursery tales are losing popularity, along comes Canticos to change all that and remind us just how important it is to keep this heritage going. These nursery rhymes are delivered in 8 different languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Hindi, Mandarin and Japanese. The adorable illustrations are a pure delight to both children and parents alike. The gameplay is open-ended, uber creative and explores a range of critical thinking skills for the younger set. We have noted many times the value of rhyme and repetition in assisting boosting reading readiness skills, this app does all that and much more. The Little Chickies/Los Pollitios app begins with three eggs that need to be cracked to hatch the chicks, Ricky Chickie, Kiki Chickie and baby Nicky Chickie! You then enter their world and choose between:

CREATE A BOUQUET

CRACK THE EGG

STRUM THE GUITAR

DECORATE THE EGG

PLAY THE RADIO

Description:

After helping the three Little Chickies hatch, sing along to the nursery rhyme,  a build whimsical bouquet for Mother Hen or strum/drum/hum along to the infectious tune. And don’t forget to decorate an egg or two along the way!

Creative Play Experiences:

–Crack the Egg (enter through the first screen or by touching the single white egg on the lower right on the home screen)
– Have endless fun cracking the eggs to watch the chickies hatch
– Touch the chickies to make them say “pío” (peep)

— Play the Multilingual Radio (enter by touching the radio on the tree branch)
– The native Spanish version is sung by Julio Briceño, the lead singer of the Latin Grammy award-winning band Los Amigos Invisibles.
– Pause the music and learn to play the nursery rhyme with the working notes on the musical staff

–Make a Bouquet of Creative Flowers (enter by touching the flower pot)
– Design a bouquet with fun shapes ranging from stars to flowers to a pinwheel
– Play with the Chickie to see how she reacts to your bouquet

–Play the Guitar (enter by touching the guitar)
– Strum to play notes and watch the chickies dance along
– Click on the chickies to watch their solo performances

–Decorate An Egg (enter by touching the yellow & green egg in the nest)
– Select from a variety of colors, designs, and objects to decorate an egg
– Click on the book icon to store your designs in the Sticker Book

Our goal is to foster multilingual learning that promotes child development including counting, fine motor skills, language, music and pattern recognition.

This adorable first release is the beginning of a planned series with Elefantitos and Ratancitios coming soon. Little Chickies (Los Pollitos) – Sing, Play & Learn with Latino Nursery Rhymes come highly recommended by Teachers With Apps!

Recommended!

This app has been thoroughly evaluated by our staff. Please click on the 'star ratings' tab above, to see how it fared in all nine of our rating categories. See synopsis tab for more details about the storyline.

This review was originally published by TeachersWithApps.com on March 27, 2016. Teachers With Apps was co-founded by Jayne Clare, a Special Education teacher, and Anne Rachel, an artist and Early Childhood educator.

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Little Chickies (Los Pollitos) by Canticos - Sing, Play & Le...

April 7, 2016

By: Carisa Kluver

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Author/Illustrator:
Canticos

Developer:
Encantos Media Studios, Llc

Length (time):
5 - 8 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:
No

Uses Motion: No

Age: 3 - 6 +

Languages:
English • Spanish •

Length (pages):
6 Pages

 

Story Synopsis - Little Chickies (Los Pollitos) by Canticos - Sing, Play & Learn with Latino Nursery Rhymes

From iTunes:

Come sing, play and learn with three adorable Little Chickies!

Inspired by the beloved Latino nursery rhyme "Los Pollitos Dicen" (Little Chicks Say), these little chickies peep and sing 'pío pío pío' throughout a variety of creative play experiences that expose your little ones to music, language and creativity. 

Crack the eggs to help the Little Chickies hatch, sing along to the nursery rhyme in 8 different languages, decorate a whimsical bouquet for Mother Hen and strum along to the notes of this catchy tune. 

Creative Play Experiences:

--Crack the Egg (enter through the first screen or by touching the single white egg on the lower right on the home screen)
- Have endless fun cracking the eggs to watch the chickies hatch
- Touch the chickies to make them say "pío" (peep)

-- Play the Multilingual Radio (enter by touching the radio on the tree branch)
- Sing along in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Hindi, Japanese and Chinese 
- The native Spanish version is sung by Julio Briceño, the lead singer of the Latin Grammy award-winning band Los Amigos Invisibles. 
- Pause the music and learn to play the nursery rhyme with the working notes on the musical staff 

--Make a Bouquet of Creative Flowers (enter by touching the flower pot)
- Design a bouquet with fun shapes ranging from stars to flowers to a pinwheel
- Play with the Chickie to see how she reacts to your bouquet

--Play the Guitar (enter by touching the guitar)
- Strum to play notes and watch the chickies dance along
- Click on the chickies to watch their solo performances

--Decorate An Egg (enter by touching the yellow & green egg in the nest)
- Select from a variety of colors, designs, and objects to decorate an egg
- Click on the book icon to store your designs in the Sticker Book

-- Home Screen
- Upper right plays / pauses the music
- Upper left goes to parent section
- Press the sun to change the time of day 

 

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Orientation: Landscape

Format: Universal

Options:

Language Selection (English, Spanish, Chinese), Credits, Privacy, Home, Sound On/Off, Music On/Off, Links: eMail, Web, Twitter, FaceBook, YouTube, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram

App Release Date:
2016-03-11

 






Size: 52.85 MB

Version: 1.01

Lite Version Available: No

 

 

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