Story Train: Written iPhone App Review
Story Train, by SS Infotek Inc., is an interactive story-telling app specially designed to entertain and educate children. Story Train’s free version includes a couple of interactive stories, and for a one-time fee, users have the option of adding additional stories if desired.
Story Train features beautifully illustrated stories, all narrated by a smooth, entertaining voice. In addition to functioning as a basic story-telling app, Story Train also features activity pages to keep children actively engaged whenever they are done listening to a certain story. Such activity pages include coloring pages, as well as pages where they can write or draw if desired; other pages teach children the letters of the alphabet or numbers. These activity pages are all available in the “free” version of the Story Train app. For children who are old enough to read a story on their own, an “I Will Read It” option can be selected. Throughout each story, fun sound effects applicable to the story also provide background noises (if the “I Will Read It” option is not selected). Each story in Story Train ends with a moral lesson that children should be able to understand. No banner ads or other pop-ups are a part of this app.
Appearance and Layout:
The appearance and layout of Story Train is perfect for children. Navigating the app is simple for a child of reading-age to do by himself, and it is fast enough for a parent of younger children to quickly set it up before handing it off to their little ones. The graphics of Story Train are all bright and cheerful, and I really appreciated the smooth transition between various story pages; this transition really gave me the feeling of watching a book page being turned. The activity pages in Story Train are also beautifully designed, and children should have no difficulty with choosing different colors to draw with or color in these pages. Overall, Story Train’s graphics and layout are just what an app of its kind needs.
Story Train is a fun, educational app for children. While it obviously won’t be seen as practical entertainment for adults, it certainly is an app that will keep your little ones entertained whenever they play on your iOS device. Purchasing the extra stories in Story Train is probably a good option for anyone who has children that really enjoy what this app has to offer, and for just $0.99, doing so is really is quite affordable.
Story Train iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 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.
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