Ocean Forests presents a nonfiction reading opportunity for children ages 5 – 8. Kelp forests are introduced to children in answer to the question, “What’s inside the ocean?” A conversational tone is used to convey STEM vocabulary and academic language while introducing children to kelp forests and their inhabitants. Additionally the app includes an unstructured play environment, programmed in 3D, where children can “swim” through a kelp forest and learn factoids about the environment’s flora and fauna. Ocean Forests also includes traditional games, whereby children use vocabulary learned in other portions of the app for successful game play. Ocean Forests is available for free download.
Reading: Informational Text
First grade, Second grade, Third grade