iPhone apps for kids - Captain Duck
Ahoy there! I would love to introduce you to a new iPhone picture book application from HarperCollins Publishers and Stepworks: Captain Duck by one of the UK’s most highly regarded children's authors, Jez Alborough.
A video of the app can be found on Youtube.
This story book app tells of the hilarious antics of Duck and friends, and features Jez Alborough’s original artwork, beautifully enhanced with animation and the ability to touch the screen for sound effects like quacks and splashes. Parents and children can swipe the screen to turn the page, and choose whether to read alone or read along with Matt Lucas’ brilliant audio rendition.
The application is priced £0.59 and will be available worldwide on Apple’s App Store. Captain Duck is part of the immersive Duck series, and will be the perfect companion to the interactive iPhone editions of Duck in the Truck, already available on store, and Fix-It Duck, which will follow later this year. The Duck series features entertaining, character based stories that provide children with a fun and colourful way to develop their reading skills.
What do you think about iPhone apps for kids? Are they the future of young learning, or just a trend? I'd love to hear your thoughts. They seem to sell OK, and get good coverage from Apple, but do you really think you'd give your iPhone/iPad to a child?... maybe you already do?