April 3, 2014 in Books (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, California - Little Ark Interactive has launched "The Story of Creation" and "Daniel in the Lion's Den" in interactive form as apps for iOS devices. Originally developed as part of the highly acclaimed Living Books series by Broderbund Software, these interactive storybooks have been updated with new features and are the first two in the new Little Ark Interactive series. For a limited introductory period, both these apps are available for Free.
Presented in a lively, non-denominational manner for children 3-7, these two stories deliver an interactive reading experience with fully animated content featuring the popular stories from the Old Testament Bible. These important and timeless stories spring to life on every page encouraging readers to fully interact with all of the characters and words for hours of story fun.
The Little Ark apps have each already received a prestigious Children's Technology Review 2014 Editor's Choice Award, with an accompanying review that said these are "bible stories that come to life, in the context of a solid 'Living Book' shell. They also are an effective language immersion experience, because of the way the text is highlighted. There's plenty of slapstick humor delivered by way of the animated hotspots that could actually make religion fun."
The Little Ark storybooks include a "Read The Story" mode, allowing children to enjoy the story experience as it is read to them aloud, with each word highlighted and delightful animations that enhance the story narration and a "Explore The Story" mode that reads a page of a story and then lets kids explore inside each page before moving to the next page. In this mode, words and phrases can be highlighted individually and the App then reads them aloud to encourage word recognition and improve reading skills.
"We are thrilled to launch Little Ark Interactive and this new line of storybooks as iOS apps," said Little Ark Interactive CEO Mickey W. Mantle, "to bring these timeless stories to children around the world. We are also very pleased to have been awarded the Children's Technology Review Editor Choice Awards, which are given to 'only the highest quality children's products, worthy of their cost, and able to keep children engaged for days at a time.' Little Ark Interactive will focus on releasing stories like The Story of Creation and Daniel in the Lion's Den to help children discover a lasting love of language through story exploration and learn important lessons from the Bible."
"The Story of Creation" and "Daniel in the Lion's Den" apps are available for FREE for a limited time for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. After the Free introductory period, the Little Ark apps will be priced at $2.99 (USD) each for all tablets and mobile phones.
Little Ark Interactive is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wanderful interactive storybooks, a leading publisher of award-winning animated children's storybook applications for iOS and other popular platforms. The Little Ark and Wanderful apps are all highly intuitive and encourage children to explore each storybook page deeply for all its hidden content. With extended animation, catchy original music, and hundreds of interactive antics all their apps provide a richer interactive experience on one page than most other story apps offer in a whole book. Copyright (C) 2014 Little Ark Interactive, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple(R), the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Little Ark Interactive(R) is a registered trademark of Little Ark Interactive, LLC. Wanderful(R) is a registered trademarks of Wanderful, Inc.