Chug the Bug is an impressive interactive storybook that is fun, yet educational for young minds. What better way to test out this app than to try it out on my 4-year-old niece. The story captured her attention more on the larger iPad screen and she was really impressed by the 3D illustrations. The hints were turned on in the settings, so it was easier for her to see and find the interactive items and hidden surprises on each page, which she absolutely enjoyed discovering. The characters are fun, colourful and grab the attention of the target audience well. She likes the auto play option before bed, as the story unfolds like a movie.
The ‘read to me’ option is really useful, as the story is narrated with each spoken word highlighted, making it easier to follow. The rhyming language used throughout the story is also very educational and makes the story flow well. Other educational elements include, children learning about the different insects and the occurring events are relevant to them, such as starting school and making friends. The app is also a useful tool for reading and storytelling. The illustrations, interactive features and 3D elements are real highlights of the app.
If I had to make any recommendations, it would be to continue creating a ‘Chug the Bug’ series of eBooks and differentiate them to suit a wider age range of children, starting from the very young.
Competition Giveaway Details:
FanAppic are pleased to announce an amazing giveaway competition that will see THREE lucky readers WINNING A CHUG THE BUG T-SHIRT, Courtesy of Kids Play Books.
To be in with a chance of winning a prize, we are asking our readers to simply tell us how they have embraced the world of apps with their children or to share a funny or interesting story related to children and apps. Have eBooks replaced traditional books with your young ones? Do your children, young students or little family members know how to Draw Something or take a photo on your device better than you?
Please tell us all about it by either commenting in the box below, sending us a Tweet or post your reply on our Facebook Page. You can be in with a chance of having a free T-Shirt coming your way. It’s as simple as 1,2,3!
Competition Deadline: 7th November 2012
Best of Luck!