An interactive adaptation of an age-old classic, we love this app for its lovely, well-paced narration and pop-outs that maintain the charm of the original illustrations. So much fun and simply beautiful.
Prepare to use the app by introducing one of these activities.
Bunny talk. Ask your child what they know about rabbits. Where do they live? How do they move? What do they like to eat? Where can they find their favorite types of food?
Help your child get the most out of the app experience by trying the following activities.
Help your child find and name all the different types of animals in the story. Count them as you go!
Music and Story
Clair de Lune by Debussy plays in the background of this app. Try reading it with and without the music. Ask your child how the music makes them feel. What does it add to the story?
Talk to your child about the story as you read. Here are some suggestions:
Why do you think Peter goes to Mr. McGregor’s garden right away when his mother told him not to?
Why do you think Mr. McGregor does not want rabbits in his garden?
Do you think Peter will go to Mr. McGregor’s garden again?
Extend the app experience with a real life activity.
Explore the World of Beatrix Potter.
Visit your local library and read other tales of hers. Try to find three facts about Beatrix Potter.
Art and Nature.
Beatrix Potter loved to draw animals, plants, and other specimens from nature. Bring a notepad and colored pencils and go on a walk with your child. Encourage them to draw what they see. Even if they are too young to draw, take a walk together and help them make observations about what they see around them. This can be done whether you live near the woods or in a city. Try taking trips to different places and compare what you find there.
Create a puppet show that recreates the tale of Peter Rabbit. Libraries are often good places to find puppets if you do not have any of your own. Then ask your child if they can make a puppet show of their very own animal story. Have fun!
Music and Story.
Play different classical music pieces, and ask your child to find the story in the music. Can they draw a picture? Or write the story out?