“The Storybook Sampler lets families and teachers try all the Wanderful apps with one simple download.”
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Wanderful, Inc., a leader in developing storybook apps for today’s digital kids, has introduced the Storybook Sampler, featuring pages from all Wanderful interactive storybooks, originally published as Living Books.
The free app, now available on the App Store, includes a fully interactive page from each of the currently available Wanderful storybooks, including The Berenstain Bears Get In a Fight, Little Monster at School, Tortoise and the Hare, and the award-winning titles Arthur’s Teacher Trouble and Harry and the Haunted House. Plus, Wanderful will add a new page to the Sampler with the release of each new storybook app.
Each page in the Storybook Sampler is fully interactive, just like in the company’s complete storybooks; and virtually everything on the page comes to life when tapped. Every word is tappable and all words were recorded twice – once for story mode and once so children can build their language skills and create their own phrases. The app is “hosted” by Simon, the narrator from Wanderful’s classic version of the Aesop’s fable Tortoise and the Hare. For teachers, the Storybook Sampler also includes Wanderful’s Classroom Activities Overview and a Classroom Activities Preview for one of the storybooks, both as PDF documents. Based on the storybook themes, the curriculum plans in the Classroom Activities guides are aligned with the new USA Common Core State Standards.
“The Storybook Sampler lets families and teachers try out all the Wanderful Apps with one simple download,” said Wanderful Founder and CEO Mickey W. Mantle. “It’s an engaging story experience with over 250 interactive elements, plus options for parents to customize the app for their children’s learning styles and easy links to the full versions of their kids’ favorite stories.”
Wanderful apps are highly intuitive and encourage children to explore each page for all its hidden content. With hundreds of interactive antics per app, the full storybooks provide a richer interactive experience on one page than many other story apps offer in an entire book. The full storybooks each come with both English and Spanish, which can be dynamically selected from any page. A corresponding Classroom Activities guide, aligned with the Common Core State Standards, is available for each app.
The free Storybook Sampler App is available for iPad, iPhone, iPad mini and iPod touch on the App Store.
About Wanderful, Inc.
Originally introduced in 1992 by Brøderbund Software, Living Books were the industry’s first highly interactive storybooks and embraced by educators, praised by parents and cherished by children. Twenty years later Mickey W. Mantle, the former Broderbund CTO who oversaw the technology development for the original storybooks, founded Wanderful and assembled key members of the original team, including Living Books creator Mark Schlichting, to re-invent the wildly popular apps. The team has built an entirely new multi-platform engine to drive the story experience on the latest tablets, phones and computers, resulting in interactive storybook apps designed for today’s generation of digital kids. Visit http://www.wanderfulstorybooks.com for more information or search “Wanderful storybooks” on the App Store.