Heidi Story Collection a Timeless Story to Share with Your Children

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Heidi Story Collection a Timeless Story to Share with Your Children

The Heidi Story Collection is an app for iPad based on the classic series of children’s books by Johanna Spyri. The 3-in-1 collection includes: Heidi on the Alp, Heidi in Frankfurt and Heidi and Klara.

Heidi was first published 1880 and has since entertained entire generations of children with stories about family, friendships and moral values. The iPad edition has been updated for both children and adult audiences. The children’s version is narrated through Heidi’s perspective while the version for older readers is adapted in a third person’s perspective.

The narrations in both versions are easy to understand and can be started and stopped anytime. Background ambient elements such as the sounds of birds chirping, cows mooing and bells ringing can also be heard throughout each of the stories. The result is subtle yet effective.

There is also a “bits and bobs” section which includes neat features such as spot-the-differences, quizzes and fun facts. These are all great interactive additions to the app which help the reader become a part of the story to a greater extent.

The developers of Heidi Story collection have gone to great lengths to make this app as similar to the original print storybook as possible. This means that you won’t see any in-app purchases, sharing options or ads anytime while using this app. Although this can be seen as a limitation by today’s app standards, it certainly does make for a less distracting user experience and allows you to focus more on the content than anything less.

Anyone who owns the original collection of Heidi stories would be more than satisfied with this app. The Heidi Story Collection is available for iPad only at a price $5.99. You save $2.99 by getting the 3-in-1 collection. 

 

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The Heidi story collection came in third in the Top 5 iPhone and iPad Apps of the Week (10/4/12) on the app review aggregation site appmyworld.com!

To celebrate this, the app is $5.99 (RPR 8.99) for this weekend only!

This story collection contains the three single apps 'Heidi on the alp', 'Heidi in Frankfurt' and 'Heidi and Klara'.

Everybody loves the Heidi apps! Read reviews here: http://www.justkidsapps.com/heidi-reviews/

"I would a thousand times rather be with grandfather on the mountain than anywhere else in the world!"

Are you looking for a classic, timeless story to share with your children that is also relevant today? Do you want to buy ebooks that:

– deal with topics like the importance of home, family, friendship and loyalty?
– include strong characters, female and male, that model positive behaviours?
– engage as well as educate your kids?
– support the development of reading and comprehension skills?

Then look no further than the Heidi apps! For many of us, the name Heidi conjures memories of childhood. This story of a little girl who charms all (or at least most!) of those around her has been working its magic with children for over 130 years. When it was published in 1880, the subtitle of Johanna Spyri's book was "for children and those who love children" and that's just as true today.

Now, in addition to the lovely story, the app version of Heidi includes many elements designed specifically to enchant, engage and educate young readers.

– The beautiful and detailed illustrations by Diana Kizlauskas offer a window for modern children through which they can discover the dress, hairstyles and way of life from a bygone age.
– Every page contains sounds effects and interactive elements.
– The book's colourful characters are brought vividly to life by the voice talent of professional actors.

There are two versions of the story:
– the first version is narrated by Heidi and told from her perspective. This version of the story is designed to be enjoyed by younger children, together with their parents. Text is highlighted as read to support the development of early reading skills.

– the second version is longer and told by a narrator. This is ideally suited for older children to read by themselves, but there is a read to me option to encourage reluctant older readers.
– Both versions of the story are available in English and German and are abridged versions of the original text.

In addition to the story itself, each app includes a 'Bits and Bobs' section. The Heidi Collection includes all the extras from all three apps as follows:

– Spot-the-difference pages
– Places to visit in Switzerland
– Information about Graubunden, the area of Switzerland Heidi lived in
– Swiss food, transportation and geography
– Information on and pictures of flowers and animals native to Switzerland
– Fun Swiss facts
– Quizzes you can use to test your child's comprehension of the story.

We take your child's privacy seriously and want to let you know what this app does and does not include:

– does not include analytics
– does not include any tracking
– does not collect personal information
– does not include ads
– does not include In-App-Purchases
– does not include social network features.
– does include links to JustKidsApps' website and to the App Store
– includes a quiz where as a reward you can send a picture for coloring via email. We do not save your email address or use it in any way.

JustKidsApps is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.

Recommended Ages: 4-7, 8-10
Categories: Book, Classics, Reading

 

 

Chris Caso - Chris Caso an entrepreneur from New Jersey who started a company in 2002 called CR Digital Design, Inc., a creative marketing company. Once the “App Boom” began his passion switch to the mobile industry. In 2009 he started AppDictions. Discovering new applications and sharing them with friends and family morphed into letting the world know through his blog AppDictions. Chris’s real world marketing skills was a great fit for mobile app developers and the success of the site proves it.
Chris has written 2278 awesome articles.

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