Author: Chris Haughton
Illustrator: Chris Haughton
Developed By: Fox and Sheep GmbH
Updated: November 6th, 2014
- Size: 89.6 MB
- Price: $2.99
- App Rating: 4+
- Made for ages 5 and under
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
iTunes Description: Hat Monkey is a small monkey with a hat who needs our help around the house. Young children will find the objectives satisfying as they help Monkey do everyday things they cannot yet do themselves, like turning off lights, opening the door for him, turning the pages of his bedtime book or sending text messages. They can also speak with him on the phone, and play music or simple games like hide and seek. The beautiful simplified graphics and interactions allow even the youngest children to identify what Monkey wants, to empathize with him, and learn how they can help him.
Chris Haughton’s award-winning books ‘A Bit Lost’, ‘Oh No, George!’ and ‘SHH!, We Have a Plan’ have been translated into over 20 languages around the world. Instead of adapting his books, Hat Monkey was conceived and designed from the start as a stand alone app with engaging interaction at its core.
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
In high school, I remember doing an activity where two people had to act out a scene but they could only use the words "Yes" and "No". It was all about intonation and body language. when you take the actual words out, it's amazing how much information can still be conveyed. I wonder if this might be an activity to connect with Hat Monkey. How we can still infer information from him even though he isn't speaking actual words. I also love that there is an element of hide and seek and talking on the phone in this app.
Read Together: Grades Pre-K - 1
Read Alone: Grades Pre-K - 1
Read With: Shh! We Have a Plan, Little Owl Lost, and Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
Writing Prompts: Write out step by step directions to explain your favorite game to Hat Monkey.
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