Reading is a big part of our family life and we encourage it as much as possible. I have always been a voracious reader, however the amount of books I read now pales in comparison to the past – unless you include kids books that is!
We use a combination of paper and electronic readers, saving the later for playtime or road trips. Recently we were introduced to a new app from Disney that essentially reads books to your child. Disney Storytime has over 20 different stories available in your bookshelf. Toy Story: Starry Night, Tangled: Rapunzel’s Story and Monsters, Inc. are the three stories that come with your app purchase. 17 additional stories can be purchased in iTunes.
My son loves to watch the characters come to life and interact with them on the screen, while the girls are intrigued with the stories. I love how you can purchase credits for your kids and let them choose their own stories. Toddlers can have the stories read to them, while older children can opt to read the tales by themselves.
Want to try it out? You can download the app for $0.99 by visiting iTunes.