Have you read Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol? Have you read it with your child? If you want to read or re-read the book, especially if you want to share the story with your child, A Christmas Carol Drawn and Told is a good app to get started.
You can consider this app as an audio book plus beautiful illustrations. With 300 pages of drawings by acclaimed illustrator Michael Cole and 2 hours of vivid narration from Christian Rodska, the book app unveils how the surly and stingy Scrooge be transformed and start to enjoy the Christmas as a common person. There is no word to read in this app. At first, I was disappointed. But quickly, I realized any addition to the whole screen pictures will be intrusive to the art. Watching the pictures zoom in and fade away while listening to the story will help the kids have better understanding of the Industrial England and the characters. If you still want to have text to read, I have found a Kindle book that is FREE right now. You can find the link at the bottom of this post.
What the kids learn:
Kids can learn a lot from this story. There are a lot of topics parents can discuss with kids: how to treat people nicely? How important is money in our life compared to some other things, such as spending time with family and friends? What is the holiday spirit?
I think everyone should read this book. It is a classic with good moral. Kids too young may not be able to under all the backgrounds, but most children 6 and above should be able to understand the story very well, especially when they listen to it together with a parent.
A Christmas Carol Drawn and Told is available for iPhone, iPod, and iPAD. It is $0.99 on App store, for limited time.
If you would like to check it out or purchase it, please use the App Store button provided below. The cost is the same to you, but iGameMom gets a small percentage. Thanks for your support! Note: The button works for all countries.
Here is the FREE Kindle book with text I found: A Christmas Carol (Illustrated) for Kindle. Keep in mind, you don’t need a Kindle device to read Kindle books. You can read Kindle books on almost any device: iPhone, iPAD, Android phone, Windows phone, or even your computer. For a detailed instruction on how to read Kindle books on a device other than Kindle, please visit HERE.
iGameMom has a copy of the app to Giveaway. To win the app, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post, sharing one of your holiday traditions that your kids loved the most. Any comments entered by midnight Dec.19 are eligible to win.
The winner will be randomly picked and announced here at this post on Dec.20.