Taking its title from the popular children’s song, Twinkle Twinkle Hear My Prayer provides kids with a soothing bedtime story that teaches them how to pray as they fall off to sleep. Kids can say the simple prayer along with the narrator as they read through the story and tap on the stars to gather the letters in the word peace. They’ll end the story with a sweet song set to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” If kids still can’t fall asleep, they’ll find additional activities to help them learn more about prayer and entertain them until they drift off to sleep.
- Original song about prayer
- Relaxing background music
- Read to Me and Read to Myself options
From the quiet piano music in the background to the soothing voice of the narrator, Twinkle Twinkle Hear My Prayers has the feel of a bedtime story. As kids read through the story, they’ll find a few interactive elements, all pointed out by large arrows. The slight lack of interactive elements may disappoint some kids, but it’ll keep them from becoming too excited at bedtime. Those who can’t fall asleep will find additional activities at the end of the story, but they can only access them by tapping through the entire story since they’re not available from the main screen.
Those interested in teaching their kids how to pray will appreciate the lessons contained within this sweet story. In addition to teaching kids how to pray through the story itself, the app also teaches kids how to pray a Five Finger Prayer with each finger reminding kids what to pray about.
This story could quickly become a new bedtime tradition. As kids read through the story they can pray along, inserting the names of their own loved ones and other prayer requests in between the pages. Before drifting off to sleep, they’ll enjoy singing the simple Bedtime Prayer Song set to the tune of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.” It all ends with the phrase “Peace be with you, little one,” to send kids off to sleep sweetly.
While priced a bit high for what it offers, parents will find it hard to find anything similar. Those looking for a simple way to introduce their kids to prayer will find that it’s a quality, engaging app for kids and worth the price.
Kids will find the story easy to navigate. All interactive elements are clearly labeled with arrows and they can quickly tap on bubbles, pull the covers over a teddy bear, and drag the stars containing the letters in the word “peace.” A parental block keeps kids from accessing information about additional apps, which is good. Kids also cannot access the additional activities and Bedtime Prayer Song without reading through the entire story, which is a bit frustrating for kids who have already read through the story and want to review those elements again.