“An engaging journey through the mythical world of dragon-lore! ”
An app to bring out the gallant knight in you! This audio book explores the mythical and wonderful world of dragons, exploring characteristics and contexts chapter by chapter! Each page has the main text supported by the audio file with a variety of interactive dragon secrets hidden on the page. Children who have not yet reached a reading age appropriate to read the enrichment text independantly will enjoy exploring it with parents or simply exploring the interactive page to reveal fire breathing, egg hatching or even dragon skeletons! The world of dragons is explored from a variety of angles including how they play a role in the cultures and history of many countries, including the most important KOMODO DRAGON, the living and breathing favourite of young knights the world over! Vocabulary is introduced, contaxtualised by the interactive pages and offered in both witten form and as an audio model, a great way to boot vocab for a dragon enthusiast!
Build your own dragon!! There are a million ways you could use the qaulities of this app outside of the app itself. You can even scaffold how you do it - with a younger child find a picture of a dragon online, in a magazine or even draw one and use it to create an attribute chart. Explore the attributes of the dragon you have chosen and label them together, head, wings, tail etc. You can then move on to describing those attributes, exploring even more vocabulary - leathery wings, scaly skin, thick tail etc and how about exploring the dragon's habitat, what it eats, how it behaves and the sounds it makes!! All of these labels explore new and rich vocabulary and contextualise it for children to foster a deeper understanding and give them the confidence to explore their new found language by applying it to other situations! Turn your attribute chart into your very own dragon and collect boxes, sticks, newspaper and bits and bobs from all over and create a 'make it table' dragon. Use your variety of materials to build yourself a 3D dragon covered in a vast array of colours, shapes, textures and even sounds - even more for you to talk about and explore! The art of the dragon and dragonlore - explore how other artists have represented dragons and talk about their interpretations.