Apps: My Story World – Interactive Educational Read Along Stories

My Story World by Mindshapes is the latest of our collection of read-along storybook apps to be discovered and this one’s a keeper.

My story world

Loads of stories!

My Story World contains over 70 interactive stories with more being added to the collection each week! These are some of the stories in their collection that your child is sure to be familiar with:

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Two Play Formats

  • Play and learn
  • Read to me

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Interactive Learning Moments

Play and learn format offers interactive learning moments throughout the story to facilitate comprehension. I especially like the emotion questions that help young children think about how a particular character might be feeling in the story as it helps them learn to put themselves in another person’s shoes. For instance, when Hansel and Gretel are lost in the woods, the narrator asks, “How do you think Hansel and Gretel are feeling right now?” This is particularly relevant for young children learning to verbalise the emotions that others are feeling.

Read Along Feature

Story text can be turned “on” for children who are learning to follow along with the words or “off” for younger children just enjoying the story.

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Awards and Recognition

  • NAPPA Silver Award Winner 2013
  • Parents Choice Silver Award Winner 2013
  • “Kids will want to return time and again” USA TODAY, 4/4 Stars
  • “A wonderful interactive app that is filled with educational stories” – appPicker
  • “Simple, intuitive and easy to use” – ToyBook
  • “My Story World is the last storytelling app you’ll ever need to download” – Red Tricycle
  • My Story World was also featured in The Guardian’s list “50 best apps for kids from 2013 that parents can trust”
  • Included in Apple’s 10 Great Kids Apps promotion
  • Certified by the KidSAFE program

Other Features

  • Collect stickers
  • Interactive activities
  • Create your own story

Availability

My Story World is available for free download on the iTunes Store. This gives you access to some of the stories for free. To gain access to the entire collection, there is an in-app purchase for an unlimited access to all content for 6 months for $15.99.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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