This app is a unique approach to the holiday season's advent calendar tradition. It features a portion of Heidi, the original classic by Johanna Spyri, unabridged and broken up into 24 days of read-aloud chapters to share with a child during December. There are settings in the app to lock/unlock the app so only the day's reading will open based on sync with your iPad's calendar. A lovely idea for a new family tradition and an excellent way to encourage children to enjoy a classic in a modern way. Not narrated. For a more in-depth review, see SmartAppsforKids.com.
This title is one of over two dozen titles briefly reviewed for a special post in our blog for the winter holidays, 2011.
All reviews are of the app, not the platform/device. Based originally on iPad versions. Minor technical details may vary.
JustKidsApps - Katrin Draemann Barothy
20 - 30 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: Yes
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 6 - 12
English • German •
There is no synopsis for this title. It is part of a special post for Winter Holiday Books in our blog, The Digital Media Diet. This is one of our many seasonal & recommended reading lists. Publication Date: Winter 2011