StoryBox app receives Parents' Choice Gold Award
StoryBox app for iPad is a proud winner of a Parent's Choice Gold Award. The Parents' Choice Foundation is the USA's oldest non-profit independent guide to children's media and toys.
StoryBox is originally a high-quality, educational and fun paper magazine for children aged 3-6. This unique publication combines fiction, facts and fun and is proven successful in helping children with their reading and learning development. StoryBox magazine (in the paper form) is already a 2011 winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award and now the StoryBox app got the same recognition from a panel of parents, teachers, educators, writers and artists.
In this first app, children and parents can enjoy:
* an animated book-length story: How about a MOOH?
* an introduction to science: Why do aeroplanes leave trails in the sky?
* animal world: Humpback whales
* interactive games: dot to dots, coloring, matching game, maze and more
* a picture-story without words: Polo
* an animated picture-story: SamSam, the smallest of the big heroes - GumGum the giant
Heather Leister, author of theiphonemom.com, a highly influential website that reviews apps for children, says, "Each section of the StoryBox app is interactive, entertaining and educational. The app has been well crafted. I thought the entire magazine was great and well-suited for early elementary schoolers, Kindergarten to about Third grade."
Readers can pay $3.99 to download one issue of the magazine from Apple's iTunes Store. Bayard is working on the second app, with an expected launch in November 2011. They now hope to attract thousands of new readers.
Simona Sideri added, "The response we've had so far has been tremendous. StoryBox has always been able to both educate and entertain young children and parents are finding that the app keeps their little ones happy for hours."