Want to get your kids acquainted with popular folk tales such as those by Aesop? Not always available to read to them? MeeGenius! is one iphone app that comes to the rescue.
The mobile app is free to download and comes with six “books”/stories for free. The narrator read the story as each of the word in the story is highlighted. karaoke style as the word is read. The stories are beautifully illustrated and many of the titles are old time tested tales that teachers some value or wisdom to the child. When you are done reading the free books, quite a large number of books can be purchase.
The interface is simple and intuitive. The books you have is presented on an image of a shelf. Sample books are clearly tagged and have the exact functions as the complete books except with less pages. Get more books from their “Bookstore” and they will appear on your shelf. The quality of the free books are great and uses a variety of illustration styles. Here are the ones we like:
We love the illustration and how this version of the The Three Little Pigs is edited. Especially the ending which give the parent the opportunity to discuss with the kid a thing or two about dealing with bad people.
Our other favorite from the six free books is The Boy Who Cry Wolf, an age old story about why lying is a no no.
The Little Red Hen teaches the value of hard work and if you do not work then you do not get to enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labor.
The Magpie’s Nest teaches the importance of being humble when learning from someone else.
Besides being available on iphone and android, the stories are also available on MeeGenius’ Website