Monday, July 19, 2010

My Living Stories Apps


About My Living Stories

Living Stories animated storybooks bring new and classic children's tales to life on your iPhone™ or iPod® Touch.

My Living Stories apps combine beautiful artwork, narration and interactive features in an easy to use platform that is perfect for preschoolers to read along all on their own, without any help.  My Living Stories are a great solution for entertaining on-the-go or as an aid for teaching children to read at home. 

The apps allow for your child to read along with English or French narration or read the stories themselves.  Interactive sounds and animation bring stories to life, which is perfect for younger kids.  If you want, you can even record your own voice to go along with the story (this feature requires an iPhone or iPod Touch with microphone capabilities). 

Living Stories is the perfect way to entertain kids and to help them learn to read, whether you are at home or on-the-go!

My Living Story classic stories include Princess & the Pea, King Midas, The Tortoise & the Hare, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

My Thoughts

Thanks to Mom Central I had the chance to review 3 stories from My Living Stories.

First I need to tell you that I am very pleased with the fact that the stories are available in English and French.  The only negative point I would like to underline is that it is clearly easy to spots the modifications made in the French language to include the accents needed when speaking the language.   

King Midas and the Golden Touch

The story of King Midas is well known for people my age and I am more than happy to share it with my children.   It has a wonderful lesson to learn from it.   Every pages of the story there is a place where the child can touch and interact with the story.

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 The Tortoise & The Hare

Here’s another classic story that children will love to read and/or listened.     It is well done and interactive at various places.   It is a good story to teach the importance of being humble and not brag about ourselves.

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 The Princess and the Pea

Of all the princess stories I’ve heard, I think this one struck me somehow when I was younger because I remember it.    This story is well done and very colorful.    I can’t wait to show this one to my daughter.   I think she will enjoy it very much.

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  These three stories are read by a child in English and by a woman in French.   It would have been interesting to have two children to read the stories.   The English version has expressions in the reading than the French one but both are very well done.

 Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears are also available on the iTunes store.  Each story cost 1.99$ US.


I am excited to announce that with this review I also have a giveaway for ipod/iphone users – a 25$ iTunes card.  

itunes Follow the “rules” to get a chance to win…

1) Leave me a comment telling me which My Liviing Stories story you would like the most.

This entry is mandatory before proceeding further.

More entries opportunity if you do the following…

2) Follow Canadianladybug Reviews! on Blogger (see right side of the blog) and let me know about it.

3) Like Canadianladybug Reviews! on facebook and let me know about.

4) Follow me on twitter and leave me your twitter ID.

5) Blog about this contest and give me your link in a comment.

6) Tell me which app you think is the best for kids. 

Details to pay attention to when entering contests at Canadianladybug Reviews! .  Required entry MUST be done to qualify, not following this entry will result in all entries being deleted.

  1. Optional entries can only be done IF the required entry has been met.  However they are completely optional and do not have to be done.
  2. Be sure to leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry so you don’t short yourself
  3. Winner will be picked at random by Random.Org
  4. You must include your email address in each comments you put.   No emails means I can’t let you know that you are a winner and then I will have to choose someone else.
  5. Consequently, the winner will be emailed using the email they supplied to enter and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be redrawn.

Open Canadians residents ONLY!  Readers may enter the contest on multiple blogs but are only eligible to win one iTunes gift card as part of the My Living Stories contest. 

DEADLINE: Aug 6th @ 12pm (EST)

Disclosure – I am participating in the My Living Stories program by Mom Central on behalf of Decode Entertainment.  I received 3 free apps and a gift card as a thank you for my participation.  The opinions on this blog are my own.


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  2. I think that King Midas and his Gold Touch would be the best story for my children. Right now they are all about more, more, MORE. A quality that I do not enjoy.

    cookie5765 @

  3. We would the Princess and the Pea the best!

    charmtime at gmail dot com

  4. I follow you on Google Friends Connect (Susan M) charmtime at gmail dot com

  5. I follow you on Twitter (littlecomper) charmtime at gmail dot com