If one thing is for certain, it’s that the iPad is a fantastic learning tool, especially when it comes to books.
One of the best things about storybook apps is that they usually contain elements that can’t be found in physical books.
Storyrider is a brand-new app that takes kids on amazing journeys through interactive stories.
It uses the “choose your adventure” storytelling method that lets the reader choose the fate of the characters in the story, thus creating a specific ending just for them.
Concept and Functionality:
Storyrider, by Legendary Cauldron, contains three free books for kids to explore.
Each book is incredibly detailed and includes an immersive storyline that kids will love to explore.
I found the stories to be very easy to read, though I do want to mention that they’re written in British English, but personally I don’t think kids will have any problems with following along.
If you’re not familiar with “choose your adventure” stories, they allow the reader to make decisions for characters and the progress of the story changes based on the decision that’s made.
Storyrider is unlike any other iPad storybook app that I’ve encountered, and I think giving the reader the power to decide the story’s outcome is fantastic.
This wonderful iPad book is very easy to navigate, as well. Children can easily select which story they’d like to read on the main page, and each story includes an adventure map that helps the reader keep track of which paths they’ve taken. This is vital for kids who want to go back and reread the story with different outcomes.
One of the things I love most about Storyrider is that the app truly puts the power of decisions in the hands of the reader. It goes beyond basic storytelling and makes the reader want to go back and try different decisions to see alternative outcomes.
Storyrider is available in English and Spanish, so it can also be used as a secondary language learning tool for children.
Lastly, the app features profile support so multiple readers can use Storyrider without worrying about changing progress. Profiles are very easy to set up and they help keep everyone organized.
Storyrider is available to download from the App Store for free and is compatible with iPad. Readers get 3 free books to read, and the second book in each series is available to download via in-app purchase for $3.99 each.
Personally I think this is a fantastic value considering how much content is in each book.
Overall, Storyrider is an incredible book app that brings the “choose your adventure” genre to life. If you do decide to download the app for your child, I recommend making sure you’re on a wifi connection and have enough space on your iPad, as the app is 450MB.
Storyrider requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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