Brought to you by BelugaBloo, the new BelugaBloo Kids Bookstore app is designed to help young readers have a unique and fun learning experience (books are appropriate for ages 1- 12). With BelugaBloo, kids will have access to an assortment of books with many different topics, including – colors, music, counting, alphabet, animals, classic storybooks, bible stories, educational games and many more! The BelugaBloo Kids Bookstore is a free download, however books will need to be purchased – although there are free samples of books available for you to try before you purchase the full version!
I thought that the Lullaby Piano Book sample was really fun for kids. The HD graphics were bright and crisp and the music was great – some classic lullabies included in the full version are “Three Blind Mice” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. So, if your little ones enjoy music, checking out the Lullaby Piano Book sample might be a good place to start with BelugaBloo. Another great feature to help parents find books is the “age option” – next to all the books you will find a circle that lists the appropriate age for each book – parents can push a button and select a filter to show books for only a certain age, i.e. “3+ as well, very helpful.
When you read books you are given the following reading modes: “Read to me”, Read by myself”, “Autoplay” and “Games”. So, the app works well for those who are not reading aloud yet, or need a little help. There are also several language versions available: English, Spanish, Cantonese, and Mandarin (book selections may vary by language).
I really enjoyed the BelugaBloo Kids Bookstore app. I thought that the app provided a good selection of books and was very user-friendly as far as navigation (resembles iBooks setup). I recommend checking out BelugaBloo if you and your little ones like to read and are looking for new and interesting books.
Price when Reviewed: FREE
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.