I just saw the news release from Oceanhouse Media. They have set the book app The Kissing Hand free to support the families in Newtown, CT. I did not get a chance to download the app yet, but knowing Oceanhouse Media and knowing the print book was a New York Times bestseller, it should be a good one. I want to pass it on to everyone when we all can use some reassurance of love and support!
Introduction from the App Store:
School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester’s fears, his mother shares a family secret called The Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. A New York Times #1 bestseller, this heartwarming book has become a children’s classic, touching the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation.
New features only available in this Book include professional narration, background audio and enlarged artwork for each scene. To promote reading in young children, individual words are highlighted as the story is read and words zoom up when pictures are touched. By combining the original text and artwork with features that entertain and promote reading, this book app appeals to readers of all ages.
Recommended Ages: 3 – 8
★ Record your own voice
★ Share voice tracks with others that own this app
★ Page selector
★ Retina main menu
★ New options for sound effects, hot spots and alerts
Three ways to read this book:
★ “Read to Me” — listen to the narrated story with words highlighted as they are read
★ “Read it Myself” — read the book in its traditional form
★ “Auto Play” — plays like a movie, automatically reading and turning pages. Great for younger children!
★ Picture / Word association — words zoom up and are spoken when pictures are touched
★ Individual words highlight and are read aloud when tapped
★ Professional audio narration
★ Custom background audio for each scene
★ Pages pan & zoom to accentuate the beautiful, original artwork
★ This ‘Universal App’ is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad
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