The Ugly Duckling is another classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen developed by Smash Atom . It offers bright and colourful illustration with interactive sound features. Kids can read on their own and if they need support, they can use the text to speech function, or they can listen to the story narrated to them in either English or Mandarin Chinese.
The Ugly Duckling Storybook HD: with Text to Speech Technology
The Ugly Duckling is another classic tales which teaches children the importance of not judging a book by its cover. The classic tales starts with a mother duck’s eggs hatch … but one egg is different. It is bigger and takes longer to hatch. When it finally hatches it looks different. A difficult start for the "Ugly Duckling" till it finds a home for the winter. When spring comes it is not an ugly duckling anymore but a beautiful swan.
It is nice to re-read some of the most classic tales by Hans Christian Andersen and open the discussion with the kids. The Ugly Duckling Storybook HD by Smash Atom offers nice and colourful HD illustrations that will engage and entertain the kids.
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 storybook comes in both English and Mandarin Chinese. All options are supported in both languages.
If your kids want to read on their own they will enjoy the text to speech feature, where if they don’t know how to read a word, kids can just tap on the word and a computerized voice will read it for them. At the moment, there is no text highlight but we know Smash Atom is working on it and will be available soon.
The app provides sounds interaction. Kids can simply tap on the animals and listen to the sounds it makes. The narration is professional and the kids here liked the soothing musical background.
Overall, it is a well-designed app that allows your kids to read a classic tale with positive messages about acceptance, love and perseverance. Easy to use it offers great HD illustrations and interactive sound effects, all for a small price … 0.99 USD only.
The Ugly Duckling Storybook HD is available for dwonlaod via the iTunes App Store - Universal App (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)
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