A few months ago I decided I need to get all of my children more interested in reading. I have two children on the autism spectrum and had heard great things about the ipad for getting spectrum children engaged. So I began the long and never ending each for the best ipad apps. Along the way I stumbled on Playtales. The first book we got for free was called Moon Secrets and it was adorable. My kids loved the read to me option which narrated aloud as well as the pictures which change and adapt with touch. By far our family favorite is:
The Candy Factory
ipad, iphone and android app
Book Summary: Enter a world where the sweetest dreams are reality! This story is crammed full of magical fantasy, adventure and cotton candy! It’s the sweetest and most colorful treat to hit PlayTales yet. Let your child’s imagination run wild with an explosion of color and creativity! One night, two very lucky children staring out of their window, get wrapped up and swept away by a giant cloud of cotton candy! After falling down a rainbow colored tunnel they find themselves in the mysterious candy factory. Fuzzy little creatures unravel all the extraordinary secrets of the factory, a whole new world that you can’t imagine… where NOTHING is impossible!
The Candy Factory is real overdose of eye candy! It’s packed with elaborate visual effects, touchable objects that burst into all things bizarre and eccentric! With 17 pages of interactive fun, this is a must-read morality tale for children as they’ll learn how generosity triumphs over greed, and the hazards of excessive consumption. ADDED FEATURES! • Interactive fun guaranteed! • 17 pages to enjoy • Colorful and child friendly graphics • Text Narration • Fantastic sound effects! • Original classical music and sound effects • ‘Read by myself’ , ‘Read to Me’ and ‘Autoplay’ options. • Adapted for children ages 8+
The illustrations are rich and come in HD. Playtales is by far the best app I have found for electronic story books and I would recommend it to all families. Five stars all around! Thanks to Fatima of PlayTales for sending us more information about the app and company!
PlayTales uniquely delivers stories—multinational, multilingual and multicultural—from children’s authors and illustrators to families all over the world. In our new release, we’ve included yet more language options for the little ones as they learn their 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese and Japanese! We’ve also included new, interactive ways for kids to engage in the library through fun gaming features built into PlayTales books, including: Mazes, Connect the Dots, Simon Says, Coloring, Find the Difference, Word Search, Puzzles, Find the Hidden Image, Drawing, Pair Matching and Learn-to-Play Songs.
Working with PlayTales
Based around the idea of interactive participation and targeting children’s creativity and imagination, PlayTales makes the learning process more perceptive and intuitive. Each story is a creation made by teams of educators, artists and tech professionals who are all dedicated to wholesome and meaningful content for children.
A spoonful of adventure
PlayTales offers quality material for toddlers (ages 1-3 years) preschoolers (ages 4-6 years) and school-aged child (ages 6-11 years) that sparks their interest and adapts to their reading levels. We take into consideration modern culture, educational demands and above all, diversity.
A touch of imagination
In today’s world innovative technologies allow tools to bring our imagination to life and expand our visual and tactile possibilities. PlayTales is dedicated to this very idea of offering imagination in everything we add to a story from innovative features, diverse designs and animations to original music scores for each ebook.
Feel free to visit PlayTales website at http://www.myplaytales.com/en/
Or better yet, just download or update and see for yourself.
And if you’re in New York City, join us February 7th – 10th at the annual Kidscreen event,
where we will be showcasing PlayTales .
Get The Candy Factory FREE for android here