A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids practice reading skills by listening to the narration and following the highlighted text or reading on their own. Stories present kids with creative solutions to problems and magical worlds stretch their imaginations. Some mini-games require kids to use problem-solving skills or logic to solve puzzles.
Ease of Play
Tap the screen to easily advance through some stories. In other stories it's not at all clear what kids need to do or how the games work.
Products & Purchases
One short story is available for free. The others are locked and can be purchased for $10.99 each after passing through a parent gate.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Traveling through these magical worlds is a delight with enchanting music and lovely visuals, though the interactive elements are often confusing. Just as many folk tales do, these stories, supposedly based on "old eastern tales" certainly have some elements in them that showcase wisdom, bravery, valor, or problem-solving skills. But, the way the stories are told is sometimes a bit odd, and the educational claims are a bit of a stretch. And though some of the interactive elements are fun and cleverly use different tech capabilities (e.g., shaking the device, augmented reality), they're mostly few and far between. The more complicated activities include no indication of what kids are supposed to do and end up feeling somewhat random and quite confusing. This is especially so for The Prince's Journey where kids need to explore and interact to make the story advance, and if they don't understand the subtle guiding clues, they're pretty much stuck. Even though the stories overall are nice, given the high price tag and the developer's big promises, parents may find what they actually get to be a bit disappointing.
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