The Dream is a new children’s app brought to us from developer Swipea. This app is an interactive storybook that will give your little one the opportunity to learn about the Arabic world and its culture. Come along with Ahmad as he journeys on his camel to follow his dreams.
I thought that The Dream had some neat features. Besides the interactions in the story, there are also mini-games and a fact finding story mode. Two mini-games come free with the app – Amira Buys New Clothes (which teaches about different Arabic clothing) and Baghdad’s Music Class (which lets children explore the tunes of different Arabic musical instruments). There are a total of 8 mini-games in all, the other 6 are available through in-app purchases. The fact-finding mode of the story allows children to read the story and learn over 60 fun facts about the Arabic world and its culture. Throughout the app you will find beautiful artwork and music as well.
I should mention that there is also The Dream, World Explorer Edition by Swipea available for download in iTunes for $2.99 with more features than the free version. I thought that The Dream was a fun app with a great concept about teaching our children to appreciate other cultures. I think that both children and their parents could learn a few things about other cultures together with this app – and have fun while doing so.
Price when Reviewed: Free
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.