Chuck and Friends is a top interactive storybook app that will engage, entertain and delight your children. More than just a storybook app it offers an original story with top interactive games and videos that helps support kids learning skills with spelling, letter recognition, picture word association and basic problem solving.
What happen when 2 major players – Ruckus Media Group and Hasbro - in the industry get together to produce an app?
App developers don’t cease to amaze us. Over the last year, Fun Educational Apps has tried over 400 apps for kids and it is amazing to see the evolution. Apps are now becoming such great tools to help and support our kids learning by providing full interactive, entertaining and engaging experience. Today’s app – Chuck and Friends: Friend for the long Haul - is a great example of such fun educational app. Chuck and Friends is the first universal (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch) "story-game book" app developed in a partnership between Ruckus Media Group and Hasbro, bringing the popular series of Tonka Chuck and Friends Toys to life to iOs devices – iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch.
Chuck and Friends: Friends for the Long Haul is about the famous little truck Chuck from the TV series The Adventure of Chuck and Friends. Chuck and his friends are having a great time playing chasing bad guys when a new player, Flip, arrives in the scrap yard. Chuck is not so sure about Flip and challenges him to a stunt contest.
The story goes and as friendship develops, the 2 realize that by working together thing are much better. From the start kids will be engaged by the top bright and colorful illustrations and very professional narration.
As kids discover the new adventure of Chuck and Friends, they will view great animation like short video and interact with some fun educational games such as memory matching where children need to find 2 matching pairs to uncover letters, or word game where using their finger kids will need to wipe clean the mud or water spot to discover letters that make up a word. Each time kids gain a word that can later be used in a rebus style game that develops comprehension and reading skills. The great part is each time you read/play the app you get new words.
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Chuck and Friend is a top original interactive book app that will engage and entertain the kids. It is way more than just a storybook app. The illustrations are bright and colorful; the narration is highly professional and top quality; the animations are wonderful and well integrated; the game play is fun and educational and supports kids learning. Chuck and Friends offers a high replay value. Kids just love playing the games over and over.
The story is engaging and original and offers a high moral where kids will see Chuck and his friends learn about honesty, teamwork and friendship and realize how important it is.
It is a storybook app that promote reading where kids can use the various options provided “read to me”, “read myself” or even “record your own”. Each word is highlighted as the text is read to the kids to enhance basic reading comprehension. The game play -word puzzle and memory games- is fun and educational and support spelling, letter recognition, picture word association and basic problem solving. The rebus at the end helps children sum up the story and reinforce critical thinking and comprehension skills.
The kids at Fun Educational Apps really enjoyed this new type of animated "story-game" book app. It explores all the potential of the iOS technology and we see it as the new way our kids will read and learn in the feature. Where storybook apps give more than just a reading experience, they are a mix of reading, games and education.
Chuck and Friends is the first app produce by two big players: Ruckus Media and Hasbro in the industry and I must say it is an explosive cocktail! Both have managed to integrate their know-how into a fun, entertaining, educational and engaging app that will delight all children. We really like the outcome and looking forward to more app like this.
Chuck and Friend is innovative, original, top quality and we highly recommend it and adding this top story-game book app to Fun Educational Apps list of favorite apps.
Chuck and Friends: Friends for the Long Haul is now available for download via the iTunes App Store.
$3.99 for a book-game-video app is a great value for money!
Please note, if you just want to see before buying, there is a Lite version available.
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