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What we love…

Great retelling of The Nutcracker, The Nutcracker music, OM features


A lovely Christmas book that encourages children to use their imagination and
introduces them to The Nutcracker

Our Rating

The Berenstain Bears and The Nutcracker is a new app by OceanHouse Media just in time for the holidays. In this story Brother, Sister, and Honey open their presents on
Christmas morning. Among their presents is a Nutcracker Bear which Papa reminds them is from The Nutcracker ballet they saw on TV. At first, the cubs weren’t too
interested in it, choosing instead to play with their new toys. It didn’t take very long for the cubs to get bored. With plenty of time before dinner, Papa suggests they
entertain themselves by using their imagination. The cubs think this is a splendid idea and soon find themselves lost in the world of The Nutcracker.

What I love most about the book is that it reminds us that the best “toy” we have is our imagination. Our imagination can take us to far away places, it never breaks, and
it never ends. With our imagination, even the simplest of toys can be the most exciting of all. As the cubs find out, time flies quickly when you use your imagination.

This is also a great book to introduce young children to the music and the magical story Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The beautiful music of The Nutcracker can be
heard in the beginning of the book and during the cub’s reenactment of the story. The Berenstians do such a great job of retelling the story I wouldn’t be surprised if
children asked to see The Nutcracker after playing with this app. This app comes with all of Oceanhouse Media’s fabulous features. It has three reading options (read to me, read by myself, and auto play), words are highlighted as they are read, pictures and words are interactive and are highlighted and read when tapped, and custom voice narration may be recorded by multiple readers which can be shared with friends and family via email. A newer feature in Oceanhouse Media apps is the age gate where children are prevented from accessing external links. This is achieved by requiring a two finger swipe in a specific direction. The direction changes each time and can be either to the left, right, up, or down.

The Berestains Bears and The Nutcracker is a great addition to any Christmas app collection. I highly recommend it.

The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker
The Berenstain Bears and the Nutcracker
by Oceanhouse Media

Category: Books, Entertainment
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76
Size: 47.75 MB


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