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Today’s app, The Amazing Train, is a beautiful adventure story told through the eyes of four children. It is a story in which “reality is infused with fantasy”. In the story, 4 children took a magical train ride in Udaipur, India. Through the story, kids will be immersed in the India culture, with beautiful Indian music, city sights and sounds. There are interactive “?” where kids can tap on to find more information about India, such as food recipes, a traditional object, etc.
The images are colorful. On each page, there are some interesting animation and interactive elements that are surprising, making it fun to explore. On one page, the fruits on the page will move around if kids tilt the device; on another page, kids will have a panorama view if they swipe fingers left and right.
There are 3 ways to read the book: Read to Me, Read it Myself, and Auto Play. For Read to Me, kids can choose American or British English. The font is relatively small compared to most book apps for children.
Overall this is a beautifully made story app. Kids will have a fun experience of India culture: food they eat, house they live in, clothes they wear, street scenes, markets, transportation … It is a great culture immersion app for kids.
The Amazing Train is available for iPAD. It is $2.99 on App Store.
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For more apps that teach kids the cultural around the world? You will like Home Around the World.