The Princess and the Pea Storybook HD is a nice storybook app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Touch. It offers bright and colorfull illustrations, audio narration in both English and Mandarin Chinese and text to speech technology, a great feature to encourage kid to read independently.
The Princess and Pea: with Text to Speech Technology
The Princess and the Pea Storybook is the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Once upon a time there was a prince who wanted to marry a princess. He travelled all over the world but could not find a real princess. One day, on a stormy night a lady knock on the door pretending to be a princess. The queen wants to find out if she is a real princess and when she makes her bed she puts a pea under a layer of mattresses that would only disturb a real princess!
The Princess and the Pea Storybook HD by Smash Atom is a great tales that teaches kids not to judge people simply by looking at them. It is a nicely illustrated storybook app that retells the famous tale from Hans Christian Andersen. It offers 2 options “read for me” or “read Myself” and you can decide if you want the pages to turn automatically or manually. The Kids at Fun Educational Apps preferred the manual option as it gave them more time to go over the various sound interaction.
The story is nicely narrated with a soothing musical background and the kids also liked the text to speech technology where just by touching a word on the screen you can listen to it, a computerized voice will read it back. It is a great feature the support and encourage kids to read independently. When kids start reading on their own sometimes they get frustrated when they get stuck on a work. With text to speech they can simply tap on the word that trouble them and listen to it.
The Princess and the Pea Storybook HD also offers 2 languages English and Mandarin Chinese and the text to speech function works for both languages. If you want to quickly flip to different parts of the story your kids will like using the cover flow like technology.
Overall, The Princess and the Pea Storybook HD is a nice universal storybook app that offers a great tale. It is easy to use, bright and colorful, engaging with sound interaction and text to speech technology to support independent reading. A great app for only 0.99 USD, a very affordable price that gives your kids a chance to discover or re-discover such a classic tale. Unfortunately this storybook app does offer text highlight but we know that Smash Atom is working on it and should be available shortly.
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