If you have kids and you also have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, most likely they are always wanting to play on it. Kids love tech toys and parents love apps that are family-friendly and affordable! We have a few to tell you about today and giveaway as well.
Each Play-Read-and-Record-Along application is available for $3.99 through Apple’s iTunes App Store in 76 countries and includes a classic video, readable text story and the ability to record voices for personalized storytelling. The stories are told by celebrities, such as Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington.
The Velveteen Rabbit – Told by Meryl Streep, illustrated by Dave Jorgenson with music by George Winston. No child should miss this classic story of a toy, stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real through the love of his owner.
More apps and contest info below…
Tom Thumb and the Knights of the Round Table – Told by John Cleese, illustrated by Tim Gabor with music by Elvis Costello. No bigger than his father’s thumb, tiny Tom Thumb is on a larger-than-life journey in the land of King Arthur where his small size leads to mishaps and adventure.
Pecos Bill – Told by Robin Williams, illustrated by Tim Raglin with music by Ry Cooder. Pecos Bill is the bravest, orneriest cowboy in the Wild West, and the tall tales of his adventures are full of fun. The tale is one of courage, strength and humor.
John Henry – Told by Denzel Washington, illustrated by Barry Jackson with music by B.B. King. The tale of Big John Henry and his hammer, faster than any machine, belongs in every child’s memory and has been a staple of American mythology for well over a hundred years.
Johnny Appleseed – Told by Garrison Keillor, illustrated by Stan Olson with music by Mark O’Connor. The true story of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, who roamed the frontier planting apple trees and spreading goodwill is intimately tied to the domestication of America. Parents’ Choice Gold Award for audio.
Now for the giveaway! We are giving away all 5 apps, valued around $20, to one ToyXplosion reader. Here’s how to enter and the rules of the contest:
- Entry: Leave a comment on this post about which app you are most interested in
- Open to US residents only
- Contest ends on November 29th
A special thanks to Ruckus Media Group for hosting this contest, as well as developing some amazing family-friendly apps for kids!