Technology plays a huge role in our lives today. It’s at home. It’s at work. It’s in the classrooms. You can try to limit your children’s exposure to it, but there are so many day to day activities we engage in that require technology, that it is hard to fully eliminate.
Technology does not have to be a bad thing, though. There are several applications that have made invaluable use of technology to do good.
For instance, Wanderful has taken several childhood books packed with lessons in how to behave well, be a good person, and how to cope with difficult situations kids so often find themselves in.
Extend from that the teachings of the Bible. Imagine if you could get your kids exposed to a fun way of reading and interacting with the Bible!
You’re probably wondering if that is even allowed. Well, believe it or not, it is Wanderful has created an amazing app called The Story of Creation, as told by Ruth Tiller.
It tells the story of Noah’s Ark, in two ways: kids can have the story read to them, or they can explore the story on their own.
The animation is fascinating, the graphics are bright, and the sounds are fun and entertaining. The animation is captivating for kids, making it fun to watch. For example, when God is separating the land from the sea, it shows the pieces of land acting like little fish trying to pry free from the ocean.
The artwork throughout is warm and welcoming, keeping kids engaged and interested.
When kids choose the option to be read to, the words and phrases light up as they are spoken, helping younger children learn the words, and ultimately, learn to read. If you tap on a word it will light up and sound out.
What’s really neat about this app is that it presents the story of creation in a non-denominational way, so it’s great for all.
Key features include:
- Eight fully animated story pages, prefaced by eight animated introductory pages
- Entertaining music and sounds throughout the book
- Every page is filled with items that dance when tapped
- Move between pages with swipe or with scrolling page navigation
- Multiple settings allow further customization that enhances your child’s reading experience
- Parental tips to help you get the most out of this interactive storybook
The goal of this app is to help kids grow a love of language and learning, while exploring about how the story of creation came to unfold. Parents will love this app for it multiple layers of educational value. Kids will love it for its entertainment value.
What was confusing to me was there was no apparent option to outright read the story. After choosing both the “read the story” and the “explore the story,” I found that in both, the narrator read the story and the pages turned on their own. There was no chance to just stay on a page and explore it.
Maybe I had a setting incorrect, but I was hoping that there would be an option to actually read the words.
Hopefully they will have a fix for that. But in the meantime, the Story of Creation – Little Ark is perfect for parents looking for an app that fills their kid’s time, educates, and entertains, all in one. This is a must download!