ORPHS (for 7 year-olds and up) is the fun way to read and the fun way to learn. The perfect transition to chapter books, ORPHS encourages the love of reading and improves reading comprehension.
FEATURES of TANGLETREE Book 1 INCLUDE:
- A 122 page illustrated interactive chapter book
- Hundreds of links, popups, animations, and videos
- 75 lessons on math, science, grammar, vocabulary, thinking skills, life skills, and the arts.
- Over 130 "jobs" where children test their skills
- Reports showing your child's progress
- Access for an unlimited number of children
- Lessons on leadership & character
Follow the adventures of Abba, a flying squirrel who takes care of six orphs in his tree fort, Tangletree. Orphs are orphaned critters in the Woodlands. Taking care of orphs is a big task. Don't worry, though! This interactive book is filled with links that teach lessons necessary to do jobs in the Woodlands to buy supplies for the orphs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Yikes! Is it true that my child will have to work in the Woodlands?
A: Regrettably, yes. They must do jobs to buy supplies to take care of the orphs. If your child doesn't help, who will?
Q: Hey! What's this about math, science, grammar, etc.? You don't really expect my child to voluntarily do those things, do you?
A: Oddly, yes. For some strange reason, kids enjoy it. Go figure!
Q: Wait a minute? Did you mention character lessons, too? Really? I mean, will this be, you know, all syrupy sweet?
A: Hey now, have you met any orphs lately? I'm sad to report that they can be a handful. Rumor has it that there is more than one tail yanker in the bunch. Without leadership skills, the task would be hopeless. Leadership and serving others are essential to raising orphs right.
Q: What's this I hear about kids laughing? I thought they were hard at work in the Woodlands.
A: Okay, we admit it. We made the lessons and jobs funny. Even the math, science, grammar, and vocabulary jobs are humorous at times. Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves. We happen to think learning should be fun!
Q: Sounds like there's a whole lot of reading going on in the Woodlands. Not every child likes to read, you know.
A: What can we say? We made reading fun, too. ORPHS is interactive. The links, popups, videos, and animation pull children into the story. Even though orphs can be ornery at times, children love them. From gifted early readers to older struggling readers, ORPHS encourages the love of reading while improving reading comprehension.
Q: So what exactly will I be getting?
A: You get a 122 page illustrated interactive chapter book filled with links, popups, videos, and animations. There are 75 lessons, over 130 jobs, and reports on your child's progress. As an added bonus, your child will have loads of fun while learning.
Q: What's this I hear that you have a special request? Isn't downloading your app enough? What else do you want from me?
A: Star Toaster is a new company. Our passion is to provide quality educational material for kids, and our team stays up until the wee hours of the morning to do it. If you like our app, please spread the word. Also, kindly give us a good review. Thank you for giving us a try!
The Star Toaster Team :)
Book 2 of ORPHS is now available. Continue the adventure as Abba tries to find his father while he takes care of all of the orphs at Tangletree. The orphs are now 3D animations in both Book 1 and Book 2. Kids love them! There are lots of new lessons and exciting jobs in Stumptown. Progress and Work Reports are available for both books. ORPHS! The fun way to read! The fun way to learn!
Ratings and Reviews
100% Mom Approved
This app is amazing! My kids love it! It's a book, but so much more. "Orphs of the woodlands at Tangletree" is an adventure story. As you read, "jobs" are unlocked and the game begins. The cool thing is that eight subjects are covered as part of the game. Kids are learning without realizing it. It includes reading comprehension, too! It's for ages seven and up. I say, "Give it a try!"
Love it, can't wait for more
Kids just finished it and want more but who knows if or when more will happen. Not liking that it leaves you hanging without know if or when there will be more.
A Book on Steroids
Great adventure story! There is so much packed into this app yet kids don't even realize they are learning. They beg to use it. What's not to love about that!
- Star Toaster, LLC
- 115 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Copyright 2016 Star Toaster, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Orphs: Tangletree Book 2 $3.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.