Thursday, November 21, 2013

Check Out "The Nativity Story" Pop-Up App

My kids love to play on my iphone.  And I am sure yours do too!  Typically they choose Angry Birds, Word World, or another game app on the rare occasion that I say yes.  I was excited to add to their repertoire with them a new Christmas app called The Nativity Story.  

Where will baby Jesus be born? At the market? At a restaurant? At the inn? Readers of this book app can follow Joseph and Mary on their search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. Along the way they encounter a variety of colorful local people and animals. This is a fun and engaging way to share the original story of Christmas with the young generation and remind them what Christmas is all about.

Once downloaded you can choose English, French, or Spanish.  Then the viewer decides to "Read to Me" or "Read by Myself."  Each page "opens" like a popup book, showing depth.  The story is interactive as many pages include "comment" signs which can be tapped to hear what the character is saying.  Sometimes windows open with people behind them or you can move the donkey with a swipe of your finger or ring the bell.  Each time I viewed a page, I found something else to push, pull, or move.  The rhyming lines tell an interactive and child-driven story of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem and birth of Jesus.  The extra feature allows you to explore the Bible text. 

There were a few points that were a little strange.  A woman speaks and sounds like a man and the Bible story was stretched to add fun and childhood understanding. 

Overall, Little Man enjoyed this app and sat very entertained when I had him give it a trial run. 

Add The Nativity Story to your iPad or iPhone today.  Click on the two links below.

For the iPad ($3.99) - The Nativity Story - Popup DELUXE Edition

For the iPhone ($1.99) - The Nativity Story - Popup MINI Edition

What is your favorite app?

Thank you to FlyBy Promotions for allowing me to review this app.  

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