October 24, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Girona, Spain - 1Tapps today is pleased to introduce Martina 2 - Why Has My Brother Got Two Daddies? 1.0 for iOS, the second in their series of successful ebooks featuring Martina, a three-year old girl who asks questions that adults may find difficult to answer. Written and illustrated for young children, the ebook clearly describes how mothers can begin new relationships, and that they can bring a child with them from their previous relationship. The book also discusses the difference between the love of a parent for a child, which is unconditional, and the love of a man and a woman, which can sometimes change. The app answers the question in its title with honesty, sensitivity, and simplicity.
Written by Maria Leon and with illustrations by Abigail, Why Has My Brother Got Two Daddies? is the question young Martina asks when she sees her brother picked up for a weekend visit by another adult he calls daddy. How it is possible to have two daddies is, quite naturally, very hard for Martina to imagine. Yet, she knows that it is true.
The author explains the purpose of her series of books. "This collection of stories is designed to share with the younger members of the family the experiences that Martina has had; both the good and the bad. In my opinion, it is a good idea to educate children about their feelings in a natural way, without changing words and hiding things. Martina is a three-year old girl that is part of a typical family. Her adventures are nothing more than a discovery of the new and strange things there are in the society she is living in, and the challenges they present. The Martina collection is full of adventures with animals, friends and family. Situations that can seem simple, but for our little ones they are unforgettable experiences that affect them forever."
It is very easy for both parent and child to identify with the characters in the story. They are not unusual - they go to work and school, they live in a family, they have friends, and they have daily activities. Martina asks several family members for help with her question. Finally, Martina's mother takes the time to explain how Martina's older brother was born when her mother was in a relationship with the man who is her brother's other daddy. When their relationship ended, they separated, and her brother came along with his mother to live with her and his new daddy. After some time Martina was born and became a member of the growing family.
The loving dialogue between Martina and her mother is filled with questions, doubts, explanations, and reassurances. In short, it is an ideal example of a family sharing with its youngest addition the complexities and rewards of modern family life.
* Beautifully written and illustrated ebook for young kids and their parents
* Follow three-year old Martina as she expresses her questions and feelings
* Ideal for helping children understand modern family relationships
* Clear examples in the story help children appreciate why adults re-marry
"Children have a natural love and understanding of stories in storybooks," commented Carles Coll of 1Tapps. "Martina 2 - Why Has My Brother Got Two Daddies? is the perfect story and storybook to share with your young child to help them see how sometimes kids can have two daddies."
* U.S. English, Spanish and Catalan
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later ( iOS 5 tested )
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 16.9 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Martina 2 - Why Has My Brother Got Two Daddies? 1.0 is only $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Girona, Spain, 1Tapps is a publishing company of mobile applications and games founded by independent developer Carles Coll Madrenas in 2011. Copyright (C) 2011 1Tapps, registered trademark. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.