Did you know there is such a thing as interactive educational iBooks for Apple devices (such as the iPhone, iPad, and Mac)? Up until last month, I had no idea! In fact, I must admit that I'd only ever used Kindle books or regular apps and had never ventured into the iBooks store before. In December, a local (Oahu) author/designer at Liv ’n Fin Interactive Books, L.L.C. introduced me to some of these iBooks that she created for kids and was kind enough to provide free copies for us in return for a fair and honest review. (The links contained herein are not affiliate links and, as always, the opinions presented below are entirely my own or that of my family/children.)
Each book has an intro video (which can later be skipped) that explained how to use the iBooks and what to expect. The narrator's voice was also clear and easy to listen to (a critical factor, in my opinion, since we've found that the voice of the narrator in both audio books and apps can have a huge impact on how much we like it)!
It is quite apparent that the creator of these books put a lot of time, thought, effort, and heart into her designs! She was, and is, very receptive to feedback and excited about what she has to offer. She seems passionate about helping kids learn in a fun manner, reaching them through color, silly stories, interesting information, and interactive activities in each book.
If you're looking for some books for your kids to enjoy on the iPad, you might want to check these out and support a local author/designer!
1) Link for USA Fun Map for Kids!:
2) Link for Alphabet Album:
I'm a homeschooling mom of two, enjoying our time in Hawaii and hoping to share some of that experience with you, including ideas, reviews, resources, and information.