Early learners can now hone their math and language skills with a little help from their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Disney’s Pooh’s Birthday Surprise is an educational app available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and guides young children through the story of Pooh’s friends throwing him a surprise bash, complete with tasks focused on vocabulary recognition, reading comprehension, and simple patterns and math problems. The little ones can have some fun along the way, too – they can shake the device to clear away dust, tilt the device to make clouds in the sky move, and swipe to make flowers bloom, among other things.
Parents can check out the info page for follow-up activity ideas to solidify concepts from the story. The app also comes with a stable of different activities, so your child can use the app over and over again without rehashing the same set of activities. This is the latest in Disney’s pack of releases targeted at young children, and the apps thus far have gotten positive feedback from most users. If you want to give your little one a head start, Pooh’s Birthday Surprise is worth a look. It’s available now on the iTunes App Store for $4.99.