Caillou App – Dialogic Reading Method, Fun Shared Reading App For Kids And Parents

Create a love for reading in your preschooler with a fun Caillou app that uses the dialogic reading method. The dialogic reading method encourages early language skills, reading readiness, and fosters a positive reading experience for kids. Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise? is an iPad Books app that stars Caillou, the famous preschooler from the hit TV series by the same name. Now, you and your child can enjoy this Caillou book featuring an innovative reading experience, 3 interactive reading modes, fun animations, Living Words, recording opportunities, and more.

Caillou App That Teaches The Dialogic Reading Method

Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise? App Overview

Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise? takes kids inside Caillou’s bedroom as he tries to settle in for the night. Unfortunately for Caillou, and his parents, mysterious scratching noises, shadows and imaginary monsters keep Caillou from falling asleep. Your child will want to follow along in this interactive book to see how Mommy and Daddy solve the mysterious noises and calm Caillou’s fears, ensuring that everybody can get a good night’s sleep.

The full name of this app is “Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise? – i Read With learning method for preschool kids.” It’s part of the iRead With series on the iOS platform. These read-aloud books take preschoolers from passive listeners to active storytellers through a shared parent/child reading experience that makes reading engaging and fun.

iPad Caillou App What's That Funny Noise for Kids

The developer, Tribal Nova, created the “iRead With” series in conjunction with the University of McGill’s Child Phonology Lab, and is based on this Dialogic Reading method. Based on the research done by this group, this shared read-aloud method (featured in the Caillou book series) validates the importance of child participation through actively commenting, making predictions, and answering questions about the story to encourage early language skills and reading readiness.

All 3 reading modes in this interactive ebook (Listen, Read & Talk, and Theater) feature elements of the dialogic reading strategy. This Caillou app also comes with 3 different reading levels. These Listen, Read & Talk, and Theater modes will give you and your preschooler an opportunity to read and explore the app in a variety of ways, as well as in 2 different languages: English or French.

iPad Education App, Caillou What's That Funny Noise?

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Listen mode creates a great reading experience that is presented by a professional male narrator who tells the story in different character voices. Kids are free to touch objects on the screen to activate sounds and animations, as well as the vocabulary building “Living Words” that have special animations and sounds of their own.

Read & Talk mode features a prompting system that encourages conversation between parent and child with related questions about the story. In this section, you and your preschooler can personalize the reading experience by selecting a favorite avatar to represent the parent and child. These avatars help reinforce story comprehension through fun question and answer dialogue prompts. In addition to the option to record your voice for the dialogues and that of your child’s, you can also record the Living Words in the story. Tap Living Words like Mommy, Daddy, Caillou, noise, cat, and more to hear your voices become an active part of the story every time that word is tapped on.

Theater mode gives kids a chance to get creative and practice narrative skills in their own made-up Caillou stories. Your child can choose from 1 of 10 background scenes and a variety of storybook characters and items to create imaginative stories that come alive in the Story Theater.

iPad Caillou App For Kids That Teaches Reading


The Caillou: What’s That Funny Noise? app was designed to put your preschooler on the road to reading success. Its tested dialogic reading method is sure to jumpstart your child’s language development and reading readiness skills by enhancing their reading comprehension, verbal fluency, and narrative skills. If you like the idea of a fun shared reading experience with your child, you can download this Caillou book app now using the iTunes App Store link below.

Download The Dialogic Reading Method Caillou App Now!

iTunes App Download Link



Caillou: What's That Funny Noise? - i Read With learning method for preschool kids
iOS iPad Books application, v. 1.2.0
Brand: iOS (Apple)
Manufacturer: Tribal Nova
$0.00 New

Developer’s App Description

• Already reached #1 in Books in the US, Canada and France.

Based on the hit TV series, this animated story is part of iRead With, a new read-aloud program created to foster language development and help preschoolers get ready to read.

iRead With animated stories are designed to make children talk and participate in the shared reading activity.

iRead With is based on the dialogic reading method developed in conjunction with University of McGill’s Child Phonology Lab.

Parents follow a prompting system that encourages them to start a conversation with the child, by asking questions about the story. Children become actively involved in the narrative and get stimulated in a multi-sensory level.

“Finally an activity that brings us together on the iPad!” – Mom of a 4-year old

How does the prompting system work?
Narrative sequences are punctuated by prompts and conversation starters, inviting to talk about the story and the world around us.

Speech and oral language, vocabulary, phonological awareness, emergent literacy concepts, narrative skills and comprehension strategies.

Touch living words to trigger sounds and animations.

Animations are tied to the story to create a meaningful experience. Tap them to find a surprise!

Select an avatar to personalize your reading experience.

Important words can be recorded. Children can also create and record their own dialogue lines.

Play with story puppets and create your own animated stories in the Story Theatre.

Choose to have the story automatically narrated, always after a first shared reading experience.

There are three reading levels with more living words to discover, and new prompts to engage conversation.

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About The Developer

Tribal Nova develops and markets educational online services and games for kids that stimulate preschoolers’ learning and curiosity, in partnership with major media partners in North America and Europe. Tribal Nova is a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company.

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