October 11, 2011 in iAnnouncements (E)
[prMac.com] Seattle, Washington - Digital-Storytime.com, the premier source of information about digital children's books for iPad, is proud to announce a new site look with great functionality for parents, educators and fans of enhanced picture book apps. Readers can search over 300 reviews, indexed by several rating categories.
The site has been mentioned by School Library Journal's blog "Neverendingsearch" as one of two good sources of information for school librarians and others seeking reviews of these new digital books for kids. With more reviews everyday, this is a site parents can rely on for great information on the enhanced book apps that children love to read.
Every book is reviewed in detail by a parent & educator with experience in app development. Star ratings are included to make the database of over 300 reviews sortable by categories like: Animation, Interactivity, Re-Readability, Bedtime, Extras, Educational Value & Originality as well as an overall Editorial Rating. The new site also allows for user ratings. An advanced sort and filters make this database driven review site unique and very useful for finding book apps for children.
The site also features a popular deal page that lists the best, handpicked free & sale iOS apps for kids. Budget-minded parents & educators can find new apps everyday on this page that includes educational apps, games & books aimed at elementary school aged kids.
The site was co-founded by Carisa & Marc Kluver, an app development team and parents of a Kindergartener. They hope the site can be useful to other parents who want to find the very best kinds of 'screen time' for their young children. They are also members of Moms With Apps, a collaborative group of individual, independent, family-friendly developers who share best practices on making and marketing mobile apps.
In addition to the site & deal page, Carisa also authors a blog called "The Digital Media Diet" that features articles about the app development industry, digital publishing and issues surrounding children and technology. Popular posts include: "How will iPad picture books affect young reader's literacy?", "The Changing Face of Children's Books - New Challenges, New Opportunities", "An Adventure Worth Having: Self-Publishing Your Children's Book as an App" and "iPad Best of the Best - 25 Essential Children's Book Apps".
Carisa is also the co-host of a popular twitter chat for authors, illustrators and other content creators of digital children's literature, held every Sunday night at 9pm ET under the hashtag #storyappchat.
Digital-Storytime.com was founded in December 2010 by a husband and wife development team. Copyright (C) 2011 Digital-Storytime.com All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.