10.26.2014

New Favorite App: Jesse the Jack's ABC Zoo (& a giveaway!)

I gotta say, I'm having a lot of fun watching Millie develop a real love of learning through kindergarten this year. She is just so excited about everything happening at school, and I can only hope that enthusiasm will continue as the years go by. I love sitting back as she gets a grasp of the way a letter sounds, or the way to write the number five. She told me the other day that she loves the optional homework sent home each week... that made me laugh, of course, and I told her I'd remind of that when she's twelve!

Fortunately, there are plenty of apps out there that can be a helpful accompaniment to everything children are learning at school. Jesse the Jack's ABC Zoo, a new educational app featuring an adorable Jack Russell Terrier named Jesse, is a great example. Perhaps you know Jesse already? He has a popular Youtube channel (no, seriously) where you see him doing all sorts of crazy tricks and proving that he's quite the special pup.

(Millie often wears princess dresses to work on an app)
In this app, the viewer helps Jesse through the zoo, and together they meet all sorts of animals while learning their ABCs at the same time. There's plenty of time for Jesse to do tricks and be given treats, too! It's quite unique and fun to have a real dog mixed in with animation and live narration, and it couldn't be a better combination for us: not only do the girls love animals of all sorts, but they're obsessed with dogs. This app is a win win for Millie and Vivian, and a win win for me as it's educational, too (and perhaps it will quell their daily questions of "When are we getting a dog?")

Geared at ages 2 through 6, the app is available on iTunes for iPhone and iPad and will be coming to Android in early 2015. While the app is technically free, buying the full edition for $1.99 is well worth the money. You can also buy the corresponding iBook for .99.

Happy to have added "Jesse" to our app repertoire! Would you like to try it as well? I'm giving away 5 discount codes to get this app for FREE. Super simple, too - be one of the first 5 people to comment on this post (be sure to leave your email address!) and I'll send you the code. Thanks so much!




Dislcaimer: While I was provided with compensation for this review, all opinions herein are my own.

5 comments:

Michelle Peltier said...

Hey, we're always up for trying a new app! (Plus, I'm not very happy with how the ABC-larnin' is going) Now I just hope this doesn't prompt the when are we getting a dog question in our house!

Sally Wyche said...

Yes, thanks Ellen! We'd love to try it!

Ellie Beatus said...

Looks very cool!

Christine Knight said...

I'd love to try this out!

Jessica @peekababy said...

My daughter is also in Kindergarten and would love this!

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