Jack and the Beanstalk by Mindshapes
By Mindshapes Limited
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**The National Parenting Publication Awards: Honors winner in the Children's Media/Virtual category.**
"I like Mindshapes’ take on the story and their updating it with some nice graphics. The choices for interactivity are perfect for children and are not overly complicated to launch." WIRED's Geek Dad
The classic fairy tale is re-interpreted through beautifully crafted animation, injected with cheeky humour and produced by Mindshapes’ award-winning design and animation team.
• Fully animated and interactive story experience.
• Multiple read modes.
• Unique visual style.
Our Jack and the Beanstalk app has been designed with several educational goals in mind:
• Language development: Read by Myself or Read to Me modes, highlighting the words being read to help the emerging reader.
• Fine motor skills: use the accelerometer to control the flight of Jack up and down the beanstalk.
• Promoting an understanding of basic physics: play with the magic beans and bounce them around the screen by tilting the device.
Discover a new way to enjoy an old story. Jack and the Beanstalk’s quirky visuals, hilarious characters and fun interactive features will keep children coming back again and again.
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What's New in Version 1.0.3
* Bug fixes
* UI changes
Fun interactions and updated story but the constant thump thump of the background music is very distracting. There needs to be an option to turn it off. Also would be nice if character dialogs on each page turned off once you have listened to all of them, but that's not a big deal. Will look for other apps by this developer once the background music is fixed.
Great app, but wish there were a couple of changes
This is a great interactive version of Jack and the Beanstalk. I wish you could either turn down or off the music in the background as it makes it harder to hear the story. Also when using the read to me it does not always read the last word on the page. It is awesome that it highlights the words as it reads to you for those beginning readers.
My two boys, ages 5 & 8, loved this telling of Jack. The interactions on the pages were fun! They love dressing Jack and chasing Jack down the beanstalk (but wish the giant could catch him! Haha that's boys!) the background music is too loud for the narrator, but we still loved it.
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Feb 07, 2013
- Version: 1.0.3
- Size: 89.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mindshapes Limited
- © Mindshapes
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.