Ruckus Reader launches Cyberchase Interactive Storybook Apps for iPad

August 7th, 2012

Ruckus Reader has launched the worldwide English language release of three digital interactive storybooks – iReaders – based on the popular PBS KIDS television series Cyberchase through the iTunes App Store for Apple’s iPad.

Designed for children 5 and up, the three new mobile applications reflect the show’s mission to inspire all children to approach math with confidence and a “can-do” attitude. The young heroes of the stories – Inez, Matt and Jackie – also show how useful math is and model good reasoning and problem-solving skills. In addition, Ruckus iReaders empower parents with a digital report card providing direct, actionable feedback on their child’s mobile reading.

This first Cyberchase Ruckus Reader bookshelf – featuring “The Hacker’s Challenge” (available for free download), “A Perfect Score” and “Unhappily Ever After” — is geared towards independent readers and helps kids with decoding and comprehension skills and enriching their vocabularies.

Each iReader includes video and integrated, age-appropriate learning activities and games within the context of the story to further the plot. Story-driven activities such as a word hunt, “what’s wrong with this picture,” “catch a falling object” activities and mazes help kids learn word recognition and reading comprehension.

Powered by the Ruckus Reader, the Cyberchase iReaders are designed to match age-appropriate standards determined by the Common Core State Standards for language arts and reinforce national educational standards for preschool through second grade. As children enjoy content from one of the biggest names in entertainment, parents receive weekly Reader Meter reports that assess their child’s in-app reading skills, such as phonics and word recognition, print and phonological awareness, fluency, sequencing and story comprehension in real time.

Families can download the free Ruckus iReader Cyberchase bookshelf from the iTunes App Store.