Great Apps Your Kid’s Will Love This Spring
Great Apps Your Kid’s Will Love This Spring
There are some really great apps for kids in the marketplace today. Some of them offer a fun, engaging learning experience that help kids learn to read and keep them engaged in thoughtful stories with unique, patented technology that either reads aloud to them, allows them to read the story themselves with the ability to touch the word and hear it spoken aloud and personalize the story with either their own voice or that of their parents as the narrator. Auryn, Inc. is one such company that is putting out some fantastic apps for kids this Spring. Take a look at any of these great apps and watch your kids’ minds and spirit blossom as stories unfold before their eyes:
- Bunny Fun: Head and Shoulders Knees and Toes: Winner of the 2011 Parent’s Choice Awards – Mobile Apps Category, Bunny Fun allows kids to sing, dance, create and learn on the iPad! Celebrating the beloved preschool song, “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes”, this fun app combines education and entertainment by featuring a bunny character singing and dancing to the song in four languages: English, French, Japanese and Spanish. Popular author/illustrator Rosemary Wells’ irresistible bunny dons a new outfit, travels to a new land, and sings the song in the selected language while the words appear on the screen. Children can listen to the song, make their own recordings, or choose to explore each part of the bunny in all four languages. $3.99 and available on the iTunes app store here.
- Van Gogh and the Sunflowers: USA Today named it a Top 5 amazing kids book app, Appy Award finalist and just nominated for a 16th Annual Webby Award in the Education and Reference Mobile Apps Category, Van Gogh and the Sunflowers is an Auryn platform app that’s rich in watercolor illustrations and revolutionary in digital storytelling. The app is designed to appeal to both the right and left side of a child’s brain. On one hand it invites children to understand the magic behind motion created by gear-driven mechanics, and on the other, it lets children make the moving character their own by allowing them color with various tools. Designed for children ages 4-11, this app gives kids a chance to learn and experience Van Gogh art in a new age format. Van Gogh and the Sunflowers is available in the iTunes app store here for just $3.99
- Miko “Goes on Vacation”: Part of the Auracle line from Auryn, this app is based on Brigitte Weninger, Stephanie Roehe’s book by the same name and is the sixth book app of the famous Miko series. Miko, Mimiki, and their Mom are off to the beach for a vacation. It’s his first trip, full of new sights and surprises. But the beach is full of strangers, and Miko doesn’t want to leave little Mimiki all alone when he goes in the water. Then he meets Pia on a nearby blanket, who also has a little friend for Mimiki. Now they can all play together, and Miko and Pia can have fun swimming. As this adorable book shows, nothing makes a trip better than making new friends! $2.99 and available on the iTunes app store here.
- The Trees Grin Beside Me: This is an enchanting children’s picture book app that celebrates the special relationship that children have with the natural world – especially trees. By comparing herself to the majestic trees around her, a young girl begins to learn more about the true meaning of beauty, strength and peace. Following a series of amusing and lyrical questions and answers, she finally comes to realize the unexpected teachings that trees have to offer. In this gentle story of reverence for the outdoors, the reader is provided with a refreshing reminder of the interconnectedness of humans with nature. With its deep and textured illustrations and charming text, this book will inspire children and parents alike to connect with nature in the outdoors. Available on the iTunes app store for $2.99 here.
And coming soon, Trixie and Jinx: Bestselling author Dean Koontz gives readers a fun, lighthearted glimpse into the imagination of Trixie, his beloved golden retriever, whose quirky narration and irrepressible spirit will delight readers young and old. The story paints the wonderful picture of how great it is to have a best friend to do everything with–but not so great when they go away. Trixie the golden retriever longs for her buddy Jinx the dachshund when Jinx goes on vacation. Lonely Trixie tries to find new friends, but discovers that spiders have no sense of humor and mice just can’t appreciate a good tail-chase. No one can compare to Jinx! Kids of all ages will relate to bestselling author Dean Koontz’s funny story extolling all the wonderful things about best friends.