Meet Biscuit storybook app from iStory time is free for a limited time to support the National Autism Awareness Month. Free on all platforms including Apple and Android devices, Meet Biscuit is perfect for encouraging children to read as it features interactive animations and sound effects on every page.
From the developer:
A longtime family favorite with over 16 million copies in print, parents will love introducing Biscuit to their children and helping them discover just how the little yellow puppy got his name. Parents and their children can enjoy learning to read with Biscuit together or young readers can explore on their own through independent play.
After school or before bedtime, children will enjoy the story as well as activities such as a digital coloring book, memory game (iOS only) and puzzle that are perfect for little fingers. The completed coloring masterpieces can be shared with family and friends too.
Developed in-house by iStoryTime, every page of Meet Biscuit features narration, animations and sounds, and beautiful illustrations by Pat Schories, which all come together to bring author Alyssa Satin Capucilli’s wonderful and popular book to life.
Key benefits of the app for early readers include:Improve reading comprehension by selecting between two narration options: “Read to Me” or “Read to Myself”.Reinforce cause-and-effect with silly animations and humorous sounds throughout.Develop early reading skills with text that highlights as the narrator readsEnjoy a fun memory game, which encourages young readers to match pairs of characters.Promote creative thinking with the fantastic coloring book—the color-in-the-lines mode is perfect for little fingers, and the art can be shared with friends.Bonus: There are hidden balls on every page. See how excited Biscuit gets when they are collected.
The storybook is free from Wednesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Meet Biscuit is available for download via iTunes App Store
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