Lend A Hand App
By Adelle Walker
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***** LEND A HAND TO THE FARMERS *****
Lend A Hand App is a story within a song, helping children learn about food and farms while singing along!
Watch the animated music video featuring, "Lend a Hand to the Farmers," originally written by Willie Nelson and Marty Dread. This song shows children and parents how local farms can feed the world and create healthy families.
The combination of music, art, and animation will have kids singing as they interactively learn about these important issues. Featuring both 'Read it Myself' and 'Sing to Me' options, children are invited to read and ask questions as well as learn the lyrics.
Farms and markets come to life at the touch of a finger!
* Harvest grapes!
* Make it rain!
* Visit the market!
* Plant a garden!
Following the book, a bonus section provides animation tips from the app creators, inspiring children to use whatever materials they have handy to make their own animation!
Make healthy food a part of your daily life.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
What's New in Version 1.1
Minor bug fixes and improvements.
Improved stability on an iPad 1.
Willie Nelson has made his name writing & singing with sincerity subtle genius. (If “Crazy” doesn’t fit that description no song will.) So it’s no surprise that an APP based on his music would have that same sincerity and subtle genius!
Here the genius is in the computer-meets-hand-animation, that feels like a child’s world, without feeling like it’s MARKETED to children. If feels very hand-made with quality.
On an artistic level, it’s so gorgeous and colorful! As a parent, what really works here is the interactive activities that your child can do on the app and how it inspires lots of dialogue about animals, colors, food,…and your precocious 3-year-old will be so pleased to identify which animal in the story DOESN’T belong on the farm! (I won’t give that away.)
I read that children who grow up in households that talk about food, and the importance of food, are also children that learn to make good food choices as they grow. Maybe they should call this app “An App That Will Get Your Child to Make Good Food Choices.”
...But then, Willie Nelson would find that far too obvious.
A beautiful little book/toy for your family.
So creative, So educational
Lend A Hand App is such a creatively innovative way to connect children with the knowledge of where food is sourced and life on the farm. This is truly three apps in one. The music video is beautifully sung and gorgeously animated. The Read To Me section is a genius way to get the inherent message of the app across to younger children. And the interactive components on the farm allow children the ability to discover farm animals, produce, and farm machinery on their own. We need more apps with positive messages like this one! Catchy, fun, and educational…A + !!!
Thank you for this!
Why Did It Takes So Long Fro This Kind of Genius To Arrive?!?!
Elegantly Simple. Honest Entertainment. Stimulating Education. Bliss. The Folks behind Lend A Hand saw an opportunity to shed light on a deficiency in our beloved country and they sieved the moment. This clever and heart-warming app made my little girl cry! Forget Firemen… She only has eyes for Farmers and Willie… Look out! BUY THIS APP! SD