One of the greatest challenges in parenting is not just about spending quality time with your kids, but also about building a strong family bond. There are plenty of activities that you can do at home to strengthen emotional attachment, but a common suggestion is going out on a one-on-one date with your child. For example, visiting a nearby museum — just like what my storybook app pick for today suggests.
Where Will I Go? is a storybook designed to promote parent-child bonding activities by showing how a father-child’s visit to the museum can turn into a great outdoor family bonding time. The story will remind you that museum visits tend to inspire kids to ask questions, daydream, or even inspire them to travel and explore the world when they grow up.
Where Will I Go?
The story starts with a father-child trip to visit a museum that exhibits mini figures of the world’s most exciting travel destinations. They walk around the museum exploring the exhibits that show figures from dinosaurs to crocodiles, and places from Spain to India. And as they enjoy their visit, one question lingers on the child’s head: “Where will I go when I grow up?”
In response, the father shows how the child might enjoy visiting London, admire the leaning tower of Pisa, or play with the jumping beans in Mexico. The story promotes the joys of traveling around the world, going on an adventure to explore the exciting corners of the globe. The child daydreams of seeing the bulls stampede through the streets of Pamplona, or King Kong on top of the Empire State Building.
Throughout the book, you will visit some of the most famous landmarks in the world, such as the Great Wall of China. You will also visit India, Africa, and even the Antarctica. The story concludes that you can treat the whole world as your playground, and regardless where you’ll go, your father will always be there for you.
Parents Need to Know
Where Will I Go is written by Richard Sinclair, illustrated by Jon Lycett-Smith, and narrated by actor Brian Blessed. The book consists of 24 colored pages. If you prefer to have a physical copy of the book, you can buy it from Amazon UK.
Even though the story features an older child, kids ages 3+ can already enjoy the narrative. The story consists of rhymes and age-appropriate text, making it easy for kids to read on their own.
Where Will I Go works great without an Internet connection. It doesn’t have any ads, in-app purchase, or links to social media. It is the sequel to the What Will I Be? story which is also available as an iOS app and a physical book.
Things I Like
Where Will I Go allows you to choose the gender of the child before you start reading. This is a feature that the physical book version doesn’t have. The physical book defaults all the illustration to a young boy in his green outfit.
On every page of this book, you will be challenged to find Westie the dog who is hiding somewhere inside the room. If you manage to find him in all 24 pages, you will unlock a memory matching game featuring snapshots of the museum exhibits.
Where Will I Go is an inspiring storybook for both parents and their kids to read along. As you follow the story, you will find two exciting activities that you can do together with your kids: visiting the nearby museum and traveling to wonderful places around the world. Regardless which one you choose to do next, I believe such activities would strengthen the parent-child bond that’s crucial for a sustainable relationship with your kids.
App was provided for our honest review.
About Digital Leaf
Digital Leaf is a team of designers, illustrators, and writers based in UK who believe that our children deserve the best in everything, including the apps that they play. They believe that investing in our children will help create a better future. That’s why they create apps with an aim to light up their lives, stimulate them to think and to grow.