***2015 Best App for Teaching and Learning—American Association of School Librarians***
*** Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award, Special Mention Fiction—Bologna Children’s Book Fair***
***2015 Cinekid Lion Best New Media Production Finalist***
***Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice***
***Winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award***
***Teachers With Apps Top Pick***
Five fantastical worlds intertwine in this wordless masterpiece that could only have been devised by David Wiesner, three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal, the honor awarded to the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Spot is an app unlike any other. A visual adventure—one that is never the same twice—unfolds as you travel through spaces that transition into one another via the pinch-and-zoom feature of your iPad. With a pinch and a zoom, you move through dazzling scenes, delving into worlds within worlds rendered in gorgeous original artwork by David Wiesner.
This beautifully-designed exploratory app provides settings and props to inspire storytellers. Children of all ages can explore various worlds and characters, using their discoveries as the jumping off place to tell their own creative stories. Peek under an armchair and visit the dust bunnies in Lower Rügg, wander among the robotic shoppers in the marketplace of Mekanikos, or watch the glorious cat parade in Katzaluna. Hotspots transport you from world to world, and it’s up to you to decide what happen next in the story!
Transport yourself to these imaginative worlds:
- Lower Rügg, a tiny world beneath an armchair
- Mekanikos, a world of robots
- Oceana Prime, an underwater world
- Katzaluna, a world of cats
- And an intergalactic space station!
Wiesner’s luminous art provides endless opportunities for creativity. This multi-faceted app is uniquely designed to support fundamentally focused learning areas including:
- Executive Function
- Creative Expression
- Language and Literacy
- Family and Community
- Social and Emotional Development
Be sure to download Spot’s accompanying multi-touch companion e-book, David Wiesner’s Spot: A Parent and Educator Guide that enhances this imaginative experience. The guide includes creative storytelling prompts for parents and unique writing and classroom activities for teachers.