Kids love to watch movies or read stories where the protagonist is relate to. That’s why most children’s shows have kids to play or narrate. The question is, how do we get our kids to role-play within the stories themselves?
Little Stories offers fairy tales that you can personalize with your child’s name. There’s nothing more personal than having your own name used for the main character of the story that you’re reading.
Five Beautifully Illustrated Fairy Tales
You start by setting your child’s name and gender in the Settings menu within the app. Once you’ve done this, the stories will automatically replace the protagonist’s default name with your child’s.
In all, there are five beautifully illustrated stories to choose from. The first one, The Brave Eaglet, is free to read, and the rest can be unlocked via in-app purchases. Below each story, you will find its synopsis and number of pages. You can also tap the top right corner icon to see a preview of the book’s contents.
Once you are in the reading view, use the button on the bottom right corner to navigate through the pages. Keep in mind that there isn’t any voiceover, so small children might need grown-ups to read for them.
Parents Need to Know
At the time of writing, Little Stories has five fairy tales available. The first story (The Brave Eaglet) is included with the initial download, and another one (The Magic Christmas Tree) can be unlocked for free. The remaining three (A Secret in the Night, The Sea Lily, and Brighter than a Star) can be bought individually via in-app purchases.
From what I’ve seen, the stories are suitable for ages 3+. They are fairly short and simple, and each page contains only one sentence. This makes the app a friendly choice for children who are only beginning to read.
Outside the in-app purchases, no Internet connection is required to use the app. The app doesn’t contain third-party ads.
Things I Like
Turning your child into the main character makes each story more interesting. Even though all the stories are set in the animal kingdom with its unique intricacies, they are relatable. If you change the main character from a boy to a girl, or vice versa, you will also see a change in the illustration. I think this is a good way to implement the personalization feature.
The stories, featuring vibrant illustrations, are also beautiful to look at. Combined with the nice soundtrack, they offer a great reading experience.
Little Stories offers a set of fairy tales that can be personalized to match your child’s name. All the fairy tales are easy to relate and have good morales. If you want more stories, you can unlock them via in-app purchases.
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