Parents' Guide to


By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Sweet, animated books for subscription; needs parent gate.

App iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android Free to try Education
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids who are not quite ready to read alone but are eager for a lot of listening will enjoy this collection of books. While Vooks can't replace the experience of reading with an adult who can engage with them over the content, it's a nice quiet-time activity for kids who just can't get enough of reading. Other kids who are used to more interactive device experiences may be bored by the slow, deliberate pace of the narration and the lack of interactivity, though research shows less distraction makes for better reading experiences. The collection, which is constantly evolving, seems small for the subscription fee, but that may change quickly over time. There's also no parent gate on the settings page, where kids can change features such as auto-play but also link out to the subscription management webpage. That aside, in those moments when parents can't sit down and read alongside their kids, they'll appreciate Vooks and its quality content.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : reading, reading comprehension, storytelling
  • Skills: Emotional Development : empathy, labeling feelings
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (one-week trial then $4.99/month; $49.99/year)
  • Release date: November 14, 2018
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Vooks LLC
  • Version: 4.431
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later; Android 4.3 and up
  • Last updated: March 15, 2019

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