Last year, my son had his first visit to the ER at the hospital. It was a scary time for us, but more so for him. That’s why this week I am happy to review a special eBook and app that can help turn a child’s first hospital visit into a positive experience.
Multilingual ‘Luca Lashes Visits Mommy in the Hospital’ helps parents and caregivers alleviate a child’s fear of making a first trip to the hospital. We all know that when a family member takes ill and gets admitted to the hospital, it is imperative to prepare a small child for that visit in order to alleviate the fears they may have and to make the visit the best it can be for both child and patient. Luca Lashes continues its efforts to turn children’s “fearful firsts” into educational experiences with the release of their eighth multilingual eBook and app for children in this series.
The main character of the book, Luca, is a boy who has magic eyelashes that give him special powers and make him brave.
The digital book is beautifully illustrated and features words which are highlighted across the page for early literacy acquisition. The story offers lively cadence and rhyming and each story is available in any one of several languages – English, Spanish, Chinese, French, and Italian. The app version of the book also includes originally scored music, sound effects, animations and lots of interactive opportunities that combine learning and fun. The app can be played in a “read to me” format to provide young children with assistance in reading the book, or narration can be paused, so children can explore the page. The app also includes the ability to switch between the five offered languages for beginning second language learning.
Luca Lashes Visits Mommy in the Hospital is available at iTunes, on the iBookstore, Amazon.com, BN.com, Google Play, and at www.LucaLashes.com.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Don’t Miss The Latest Full-Length Adventure from
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Inspired by the Cinderella Fairy Tale
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MINNIE-RELLA
Available To Own on Disney DVD on February 11
Premieres on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on February 14
Our pals need to get Minnie a surprise present, so they keep her busy with plenty of chores to do at the Clubhouse. Tired from so much work, Minnie falls asleep and dreams that she is MINNIE-RELLA! Inspired by the fairy tale of Cinderella, the story of Minnie-rella sparkles with music and fun as we recognize our favorite Clubhouse characters in familiar roles.
Poor Minnie-rella needs a lot of help to get ready for Prince Mickey’s Grand Ball! With a wave of her wand and some “Mouseke-doodle-lee-doo” magic, Minnie-rella’s Fairy Godmother, Clarabelle, transforms an ordinary tomato into a magnificent carriage and Minnie-rella’s raggedy dress into a beautiful gown that is perfect for a princess. But Minnie-rella’s enchanted dance with Prince Mickey at the ball must end when the spell is broken at midnight. With our help, Prince Mickey finds the princess who fits into her lost glass slipper – Princess Minnie-rella!
The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie-rella DVD comes packaged with the full-length adventure, a FREE Castle Play Set, 3 additional Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes and 10 Minnie’s Bow-Toons Shorts!
*DISCLAIMER: Any opinions stated are strictly my own. I was sent the above item by Click Communications and KEH Communications to help facilitate my review. All photos used in this post are courtesy of Click and KEH Communications.*