Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2013
Auryn, Inc., the most award-winning digital publisher of children’s apps, announced today the release of StoriesAlive (http://www.stories-alive.com), Auryn’s first subscription-based library app for children ages 3 to 8. StoriesAlive offers families an easy and affordable way to enjoy Auryn’s award-winning collection of hundreds of stories that engage, entertain and encourage learning among young readers. Kids can delight in a thoughtfully procured collection of stories from treasured classics and favorite fairytales to modern day bestsellers from renowned children’s book authors. This includes critically-acclaimed stories such as What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day? and Alphabet Animals, winners of Parent’s Choice and Appy awards and “Best of” Kirkus Reviews.
StoriesAlive is free to download on iPad and Android tablets and comes with six free-trial stories. For $7.99 per month, children can access hundreds of interactive stories; new stories are added on a weekly basis, including premium story apps, for an ever-expanding library. Once a story is downloaded, an Internet connection is not needed, making StoriesAlive perfect for on-the-go families or for cuddling and reading at bedtime.
“We believe in the power of stories as a vital part of child development,” said Umesh Shukla, founder and CEO of Auryn, Inc. “That’s why we have partnered with renowned and award-winning children’s book authors to create a go-to digital library of amazing story apps. All StoriesAlive titles present an engaging and visually captivating experience to encourage children’s innate sense of curiosity and to ignite their imagination. It is a fantastic bonus that the stories are also designed to encourage reading and comprehension.”
All story titles are visually enchanting, highly-interactive apps—not e-books. The interactive features in premium and standard story apps included in StoriesAlive take interactivity in digital books to a whole new level. Some of the interactive features included to encourage reading engagement and improve comprehension skills among young readers are:
- Personalization of Text and Voice: Each StoriesAlive title has an option for the text and voice of each story to be changed, making for a completely unique experience and allowing children to connect with the story to read it again and again.
- Vocabulary Builder: In addition to word highlights, titles for young readers include Pictionary to help clarify the meaning of a word for improved comprehension.
- Read To Me/Read It Myself: Each story comes with the standard interactive feature of Read to Me, a read aloud functionality with the word highlights. Users have the option to turn off Read To Me, allowing readers to read the story at their own pace.
- Multilingual Stories: To enhance the magic of storytelling for children across the globe, select premium stories in StoriesAlive are available in multiple languages such as Mandarin, Thai and German besides English.
Premium titles come with additional individualized interactive features such as animation, games, painting sheets and music in addition to standard interactive features.
As pioneers in the digital world of storytelling, StoriesAlive will be launching MyStory workbooks in the coming few weeks. These creative workbooks will allow children to add text, voice and pictures to create their own stories and become a storyteller! This book will also introduce a whole new level of personalization with HotSpots which will allow readers to create their own interactive spots in the story by selecting areas to add any sound effect.
For more information on StoriesAlive, a child’s go-to digital library for fun and learning, visit http://www.stories-alive.com.
About Auryn, Inc.:
Founded by Academy award-winning visual effects experts from Hollywood’s top movie studios, Auryn, Inc. is the most award-winning digital publisher of children’s storybook and creative apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and other tablet devices. Recognized by the Producers Guild of America and Variety magazine as the Digital 25 top innovator in Emerging Media and winner of more app awards than any other digital publisher, Auryn is paving the way in digital publishing and fast-becoming the leader in children’s apps. For more on Auryn and StoriesAlive, visit http://www.auryn.com and http://www.stories-alive.com. Follow StoriesAlive on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest at: http://www.facebook.com/storiesalivebyauryn, https://twitter.com/Stories_Alive, https://www.youtube.com/user/mystoriesalive and http://www.pinterest.com/storiesalive.