It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Disney Story apps. I love the Disney Classics Storybook apps for the extended playtime and quiet storytelling. Well, we recently had a chance to review the new Disney Storytime app, and it is a great addition to the Disney apps collection.
The Disney Storytime app is a virtual bookshelf of Disney picture books for your child containing the largest collection of Disney stories to date. And a neat function allows your child to choose the books you purchase to add to your collection. So how does it work? When you buy the app ($1.99 on iTunes, for iPhone and iPad) you receive three stories: Toy Story: Starry Night, Tangled: Rapuzel’s Story and Monsters, Inc.: Always Time for a Laugh. Once it has downloaded, Mom and Dad can go into the app and purchase credits which kids can use to add more stories to the bookshelf. Two stories for $2.99, 5 stories for $4.99, or the remaining 17 stories for $8.99. Your kids can then choose books they’d like and download them for the credits you have purchased. Pretty cool!
The stories themselves are pretty good, and range from retellings of the movies to simple tales containing those movie characters you know and love. The art is lovely, of course. Each page will play a sound effect when you tap on the picture–the qualities of those range from really neat to a little baffling. And as in all of the Disney story apps, your child can choose to have the story read to her, or to read it herself. And of course my favorite feature…have you always dreamed of recording audio books? Well, with these apps, you can record your own voice reading the whole book. Really fun for you, and especially neat for your kid if you’re away on business or out of town for the weekend. Or maybe even have Grandma record a few when she’s in town for a neat surprise.
The new Disney Storytime app–a nice addition to the Disney apps collection, and a must have if your little one is a diehard Disney fan.
Thanks to Disney for providing us with this app to review. As always, all opinions are my own and my child’s and you better believe weren’t influenced by anyone.