If you've been reading my blog for some time, you know we love all things Mac! We own an iMac, iPad, and my husband and I each have iPhones. I have seen firsthand how this technology benefits our children. Recently, I was approached by Mobad Games to offer insight on a storybook app called The Penelope Rose.
The Penelope Rose is "a magical fairytale of how roses were saved and fairies became the artists of the winged world". It is an interactive, 3-D storybook which amazed me from the time I first played with the app!
You can view it on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iTouch. Children can choose whether they want to be read to, or if they want to read the story themselves. If they choose to be read to, they can also tap (or click) on individual words to hear them spoken alone. On each storybook page there are fun things to do with the characters and scenery. As each new page loads, a hint is given onscreen about what is to come, or another neat feature you can access in the app. The app is sold for $6.99 in the App store.
We have a lot of apps on our iPad, and this is BY FAR the best storybook app we have seen. Both of my children enjoyed it very much! The creators of this app at Mobad Games also offer Highlights apps - which I think we'll be checking out soon.
Here's a video so you can take a peek!
Mobad games will award a free download code to one lucky entrant on my blog! I will announce a winner Thursday evening at 9 p.m., so you have all day Wednesday and Thursday to enter. *Remember: this app only works on Macs, iPhones, iPads, and iTouch.
Here's how to enter:
1. Follow my blog via Google Friend Connect and leave me a comment.
2. Like Homegrown Learners on Facebook and leave me a comment.
3. Watch the video above - leave me a comment telling me why you think you would like the app, The Penelope Rose.
4. Tweet this giveaway and leave me a comment.