Many parents make a ritual out of reading stories before their children head to bed, and Bedtime Stories Collection HD gives you something to use as you do. Beginning with the introductory story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf (additional titles can be purchased in-app if you enjoy this first title), you can help your children to create a life-long love of reading.
One thing I really like about this app is that a single tap can have the page read to you again. This can be very helpful when you are sharing stories with very young children who can get distracted easily, requiring parents (readers) to repeat themselves.
While Bedtime Stories Collection HD lacks many of the interactive elements that these kinds of apps often feature, the stories are classics and the narration is first class (read by a child which makes it easy to relate to and makes the material come across as quite enthusiastic).
Options inside the app let you turn narration, subtitles and auto-play off and on depending on which best suits your style of ‘eReading’.
Other titles in the series include: Samson and Delilah, Hansel and Gretel, The Elves and the Shoemaker, A Wold in Sheep’s Clothing, King Midas, The Emperor’s New CLothes, Rapunzel, The Princess and the Pea, The Lion and the Mouse, Ugly Duckling, The Frog Prince and several others that will remind you of your own childhood.
What I liked: The illustrations for this app come across in high definition and they are very crisp and in colors with a lot of contrast.
What I didn’t like: The interface for this app is very responsive and accidental taps at the screen can easily send you to the next or previous page unintentionally.
To buy or not to buy: This is a hard app to turn down with a free price tag, give it a try and see if you like it enough to purchase some of the other stories that the developer has available.
- App Name: Bedtime Stories Collection HD
- Version Reviewed: 1.10
- Category: Education
- Developer: Lisbon Labs
- Price: Free