You’re going to love this week’s featured app for kids… the team behind the award winning Me Books apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are back with another highly interactive app for children learning to read… this time featuring the children’s favourite little pig, Peppa.
Much like the Ladybird Classic Me Books iPad app, the Peppa Me Books app allows children to explore their favourite stories in a unique way. The app comes with Peppa Pig: Fun at the Fair, and you can download other Peppa Pig stories like Peppa Goes Swimming, George’s First Day at Playgroup and Nature Trail. Your kids can then touch the picture in the visual in-app bookshelf to choose which story they want to read.
Aside from following the story on their own by touching the pages to hear narration and sound-effects, children can record their own sounds and narration.
They’ll love recording their own little giggles and snorts, or trying to speak like Daddy Pig. And if you’re away for work or on deployment, you can even record your very own version of the stories before you go, so the kids can hear your voice every night before bedtime.
Is it worth the £1.99 per story? It does sound a little steep, especially knowing that the app store is full of free apps for kids. But… and this is a big “but”…. Me Books are in a league of their own in terms of your child’s experience. Unlike any of the other apps for kids we’ve ever tried, Me Books offer opportunities for your children to really explore and enjoy the stories using their own imaginations. They aren’t being passively entertained – they are bringing the stories to life all by themselves, feeling empowered, happy and creative. And, incidentally, they’re also learning to read.
Like the other interactive kids apps from the Made in Me team, it looks like the Peppa Me Books app will be a favourite in our house for a long time to come.
Another winner from Made in Me.
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Other apps from the Made in Me team:
Ladybird Classic Me Books (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
“Me Books takes reading to a whole new level, and is a shining example of both the huge potential of the iPad in supporting learning and of the joys of storytelling.”
The Land of Me (PC and Mac)
“We are often asked to review children’s games, toys, and picture books, and in all honesty many are just variations on a theme. Occasionally, there is a real gem among them, and The Land of Me is one of these. It truly shines. … From the first few seconds, we were hooked, swept up into a world where anything is possible.”