Fairy Tales for Clever Kids: Storyline and Interaction All in One

Price: Free
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Fairy Tales for Clever Kids: Written iPhone App Review

Reviewed by Philip Chan

Looking for a good storybook style app that will your kids hooked on every page? How about one that also offers interactive game play? Then the Fairy Tales for Clever Kids app from developer Stanislav Ustymenko is just the perfect game app for you! It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and runs on iOS 4.0 or later.

Features:

The Fairy Tales for Clever Kids app basically offers two popular classic fairy tales that the readers can interact with.  One story is “The Ugly Duckling” and the other is “Cinderella”. Basically, when the reader selects a book to read, every other page will contain bits of storyline and the following page will have interactive activities related to the story. For example, in “The Ugly Duckling”, one of the interactive sections might have the reader find a worm for one of the ducklings to eat, and you will have to locate the worm and drag and drop it on the little duckling. In some cases, finding out what to do might be a bit more tricky. Hence, readers or “Clever kids” will need to figure what is needed and where it needs to be or where it needs to go.

Appearance and Layout:

Fairy Tales for Clever Kids - iPhone App Review

The overall appearance is pretty well done. The images and graphics are decent and appealing to younger audiences and the story animation is good too. The color scheme is bright and inviting for readers. When transitioning from story line to the interactive portions are done by swiping up the screen, and to go from the interactive portion back to the story line, you would simply select the forward icon. However, during the interactive portions, the moving of subjects or objects could have been a bit smoother because at times tapping and dragging a subject or object would not occur right away until after a few more attempts. It would have been nice if there was an additional option to return to the main menu if needed, so the user won’t have to exit the app and start over, or keep tapping the forward function until they reach the end of the story.

The background sound effects add a nice touch and are spot on. The story line can be told in several other languages too which is an added plus.

Value:

For Fairy Tales for Clever Kids being offered for free is a great deal. It is an entertaining app for kids and their parents to read and interact together with. It is nice that it offers more than one story that users can read, and that there is a nice balance between storyline and story interaction. If you are looking for something simple, fun, and free for your kids, than this app is a must.

Fairy Tales for Clever Kids iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review. The iPhone app reviews rating:

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