Read It Myself allows the child to read the page him/herself. If a child doesn’t know a word, he/she can touch it and the narrator will say the word. The same features as Read to Me are included in this option so that the child can touch the screen and learn the words of the different things on the screen. This is a great option for a child who has a limited knowledge of reading and is learning how to read and write new words. The child must have a working knowledge of a mobile device.
Auto play is exactly that: the story is narrated aloud and the pages are turned for the child automatically. This is perfect for the much younger child who does not know how to read and is too small to use a mobile device on his/her own.
From the Montessori perspective, I like the independence that a child can have to learn to read using the OmBook. It offers a variety of different options for a child to read the story and is a great learning tool. However, it doesn’t offer parents and children the same bonding experience that a hardcover book might offer. It is an easy tool for a parent to hand over to their child when they need to be entertained on his/her own for a bit.
The Berenstain Bears' Bedtime Battle is a great new option for parents to help their child learn to read and is another example of an entertaining Berenstain Bear family story.