“EhonKids” – World’s picture books at your fingertips!
iPad App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
EhonKids, developed by MOONBEAMS Inc., is a new storybook compilation app for iPhone and iPad. With many useful features and five new books every month, EhonKids is a wonderful addition to any digital children’s book collection.
Concept and Functionality:
EhonKids is an adorable new app for kids that features a collection of popular fairytales and stories from around the world. Each story includes hand-drawn illustrations, clear narration, and cute animations.
I was pleased to see how easy it is to navigate the app, meaning children shouldn’t have a difficult time selecting which book to read.
Each story has an informative blurb for parents, describing what the story is about and including useful information like the length of time it’ll take to read it.
Reading a story is as easy as opening it on your device. From there, EhonKids handles page turning and narration. It’s very easy to customize the reading experience, though, thanks to the ability to toggle these features. I was pleased to see something like this, as many other storybook apps only offer either narration or text-based reading.
The only thing that bothered me about EhonKids is the fact that the parent’s menu can be accessed from the main screen of the app without any protection from curious kiddos. This can lead to kids accidentally purchasing a subscription for the app, leading to unwanted iTunes charges. Hopefully a feature will come along in the future that will make the parents menu a bit harder to access for kids.
Perhaps my favorite feature EhonKids offers is the ability to connect your iPad or iPhone to an external display (such as a TV) and read books without having to interact with your device. This is possible thanks to automatic page turning, which gives parents and kids a new way to read. Though this might not be for everyone, personally I think it’s a neat way to bring the family together and read a few tales.
Though apps that include a collection of storybooks for kids might not be something new, EhonKids brings a unique idea to the table. Instead of having a set number of books available for kids and parents to read, the app plans on releasing five new books per month.
EhonKids is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. New users can try the app for 5 days, but you’re limited to only a few books once it expires.
EhonKids uses a subscription-based system with automatic renewal, which supports their ability to continuously release new books every month. I highly recommend that parents read up on the subscription plans and how to go about canceling them if they decide to uninstall the app.
Overall, EhonKids is a great app with a lot going for it. It’s pleasant, the stories are easy to read, and there are plenty of features to enjoy.
EhonKids requires iOS 6.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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