Don't you feel like you should sing that name aloud whilst waltzing in the clouds with Prince Phillip? Yeah. Me and Aurora agree. But let's get down to business, shall we? FarFaria is a story time app that provides over 750 engaging and entertaining children's stories for ages 2 to 9, with five new stories added each week! It's purpose is to develop a passion for reading in children - could there BE a better purpose for an app?
Upon opening the app, you are immediately directed to the app's home page which highlights some recommended and favorite texts for you to browse.
You can choose to scroll through the home page and select a text or choose to "explore" which will direct you to this magic kingdom of a page:
Every category from "Mt. Make Believe" to "Genius Jungle" contains a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts including classic fables, Bible stories, biographies, and fantasies, all leveled so you and your kids can know how challenging the story will be! I'm sorry, but an app that already has the stories leveled FOR you? Sign. Me. Up.
Once you have selected a category and text, your kids have the option to read the text independently or have the story read aloud to them.
Now, when I say they can have the story read aloud, I don't mean in some computerized robotic voice. These read alouds are full of expression, emotion, and are so engaging that even I couldn't exit one of the stories without finishing it! The narrators are incredible!
As I start to get ready for my bitty babies, I think we will be spending most of our time exploring "Preschool Playground" and "Sing Along City"!
"Preschool Playground" is full of vocabulary and story books all about animals, colors, numbers (in Spanish, French, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean no less), holidays, seasons, shapes, community helpers, and transportation. "Sing Along City" has fabulous sing alongs (shocking, I know) of all of the classics - Old MacDonald, If You're Happy and You Know It, Jingle Bells, The Wheels on the Bus, and more! Gracious! These people thought of everything!
Now let's get down to the logistics. FarFaria can be downloaded to your iPad, iPhone, and Android device! You can try FarFaria for free by clicking here and enjoy reading one story every day for free! Unlimited access to all 750+ stories starts at $4.99 per month - a small price to pay for an abundance of leveled, fiction and non-fiction texts!
But do you want some really GREAT news? The kind folks at FarFaria are offering a FREE 3 month subscription to FarFaria to one of my readers! Want to be that lucky guy or gal? Then leave me a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS (only one entry per person)! The drawing will close at midnight on Thursday, August 21. I will announce the lucky winner right here on Friday, the 22nd! So comment away, people!
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