Epic! - Unlimited Books for Kids
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
EPIC! - UNLIMITED BOOKS FOR KIDS allows parents or kids to set their own preferences for the types books they like to read, topic interests, and age level. Explore the bookshelf-like categories (based on genre), and tap a cover, or use the search option to search for books by keyword. As books open, they reveal a brief synopsis, estimated reading time, reading level, author, and publisher. Tap on the page to expand, swipe to turn to the next page, adjust brightness and flip pages by swiping, and tap the bookmark to mark your page. You also can earn badges, choose favorites, and track the number of books read, the amount of time read, and pages flipped. There are also over 1,000 educational videos from sources like National Geographic Kids and Flocabulary.
Is it any good?
This app brings a virtual library of books to your kids' fingertips. With visually beautifully graphic novels, text-heavy chapter books, read-to-me picture books, and longer audio books, there are thousands of titles for kids age 2 to 12, with more titles added weekly. If your kid is already an avid reader, there may be some favorite book series or authors they won't find here; no app can cover them all. But the variety available on this so-called "Netflix for kids' books" paid subscription service is impressive. One downside: If kids feel pressure by being tracked on the time it takes to read or it takes them longer to read a text than the estimated reading time, encourage them to skip that information page. Epic! - Unlimited Books for Kids can definitely be worth the subscription price, especially if your kid is an avid reader.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about book genres. Which genre does your kid like best in Epic! - Unlimited Books for Kids? Least? Why? What genre has he or she never explored?
Encourage your kid to search for books according to a topic they're currently interested in. Using a search tool is a great skill.
Read some of the books aloud to your kids even if they're proficient readers.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
- Subjects: Language & Reading: reading
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: decision-making, thinking critically
Self-Direction: effort, goal-setting, self-assessment, self-reflection
- Price: Free to try (parents), free (teachers)
- Pricing structure: Free to Try, Free ($7.99/month; up to four individual child profiles per account.)
- Subscription price: $7.99 per month
- Release date: January 15, 2016
- Category: Education
- Topics: Sports and Martial Arts, Adventures, Book Characters, History, Science and Nature
- Size: 50.70 MB
- Publisher: Epic! Creations
- Version: 1.22
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later, Andriod 4.2 and up
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