PlayTales Kids’ Interactive Books
Books to read and caress – it’s the smartphone way
Having already gone down a storm on the iPhone and iPad, with more than a million users being claimed by the developer, TouchyBooks has changed it’s name to PlayTales, as well as launching on Android.
This freebie app offers you a full PlayTales store, containing lots of interactive tomes to download, each for a relatively small sum. Aimed purely at children, PlayTales offers a decent library of entertainment in a variety of languages, with each book being easy to navigate and read. This library app is the glue which holds the whole thing together, letting you access purchased books as well as see what else is new.
Buying books is a simple process, although it is easier to do so on the iPhone. You can scour the selection of books either through the lists or the Search facility, which lets you look for books according to the title or age. The quality of the books is high, with original stories and a mix of audio and visual content, each one making great use of the phone. Each book offers a wonderful and educational alternative to playing games, and provides enough substance to keep youngsters quiet on long journeys or lazy weekend afternoons. To that end, this is one of the most essential apps available, and a must for any parent out there who wants apps for their kids.
Taking a lot of cues from the likes of iBooks, PlayTales is an essential download.
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