Snowflakes are Falling is a simple storybook app about a young girl and her cat, and the adventures they have while playing in the snow. This is a beautifully illustrated story with distinct audio narration. Children will be enchanted by the falling snowflakes and the cute audio sounds when certain characters are touched on the screen.
PicPocket Books brings quality children's picture book literature to digital media. This interactive children's storybook app promotes early learning and helps your children develop reading skills by connecting the audio words and sounds with the written word on the page. This is a lovely picture book with audio recordings and interactive visual text, which allows for independent enjoyment for children regardless of reading level.
At the end of the story, there is a brief insight into the life of the author, and a list of her other works. I was happy to see that this app does not contain any ads or in-app purchases. One thing I would like to have seen within this app is more interactive sounds within the illustrations. However, this being said, the illustrations, which were also created by the author, were beautifully drawn. Overall I would recommend this app for young children who like reading as this will provide a new and enjoyable reading experience for him/her.
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Take 2 Ventures LLC
3 - 5 Minutes
Based on non-digital book: No
Allows Own Narration:
Uses Motion: No
Age: 2 - 6 +
Watch the snowflakes swirl and tumble from the sky, build a snowman, and then come in for a warm drink by the fire. Sophie and Sam return to play in the snow in this delightful winter story that is a snow day favorite.
About this App:
PicPocket Books brings quality children’s picture book literature to digital media. Now, children can enjoy their favorites stories on-the-go, even when they do not have a physical book to read.
This interactive CHILDREN’S STORYBOOK app promotes EARLY LEARNING and helps your children develop READING skills by connecting the audio words and sounds with the written word on the page.
PicPocket Books offer a unique and new experience, combining the beauty of quality picture books with audio recordings and interactive visual text. This combination enables independent enjoyment for children regardless of reading level, subtle support for early readers, and nostalgic fun for adults.
Whether standing in a grocery line, taking a car trip, or waiting in a doctor's office, PicPocket Books provide personal, interactive story experiences. The books can be downloaded with one click or tap, and provide educational and entertainment value to children and adults alike.
Your PicPocket Book is a perfect complement to regular story time with parents or grandparents, and a gentle alternative to flashy, fast-paced digital media time. [Source: iTunes]