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KidsMag Issue 03

December 13, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

The Digital Media Diet

A cornucopia of activities in this an every KidsMag issue!

This app contains a short but cute storybook about two kids (Teo & Bianca) planning their family vacation. When they decide to go to the beach, readers get to help pack the suitcases and learn about sea life before the final chapter in their story about building a sand castle. With over 30 pages of activities, this is one of those apps that will keep a bored kid busy (and learning) for nearly an hour.

As a digital offering, this title is solidly made with ample settings to navigate and adjust the apps audio. The story and all activity pages have narration, so even pre-readers can enjoy this app. Illustrations are simple computer graphics but colorful and engaging in a cartoon-like way that children love. With a nice mix of educational and free-play activities, this series is as fun as print activity books and magazines, if not more so.

Readers can page through the book or use the page guide to select specific activities. Beyond the very brief story, you’ll find an exceptional assortment of extras. It has puzzles, coloring pages, sequencing/matching activities and much more than I can even list. These titles easily get 5-Stars for extras. If you're looking for a digital activity book for kids, look no further!

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KidsMag Issue 03

December 13, 2011

By: Carisa Kluver

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Portegno SA

Length (time):
30 - 45 Minutes

Based on non-digital book: No

Allows Own Narration:

Uses Motion: No

Age: 4 - 8

English •

Length (pages):
33 Pages


Story Synopsis - KidsMag Issue 03

This issue of KidsMag contains an assortment of activities, including interactive play pages, matching games, puzzles, hidden object, sequencing, coloring pages, pattern recognition, and more. Children can learn about the sea, trains, the letter C, numbers 1-9, basic Spanish vocabulary and so much more! There is even a page of links to more information about the sea & trains - a great resource.

In the story for this issue, we have "Teo & Bianca go to the Beach" ... in this episode, the family is trying to decide where to go for their vacation. After discussing the option, the family decides to go to the beach. At the beach, the family sets up their umbrella and puts on sunscreen. The kids build a sand castle, but soon the ocean waves wash it away. Then they have the smart idea to build a large moat around their next castle. When the waves come in, the castle is protected.


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Orientation: Landscape

Format: iPad


Page Guide, Volume Control for Music & Sound Effects, Help Menu, Sound On/Off, Links to: AppStore

App Release Date:


Size: 114.55 MB

Version: 1.0

Lite Version Available: No



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