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Boomer’s Birthday Surprise is a storybook app that tells the tale of how Boomer was surprised for his birthday by his good friends. In addition to the story, this app also offers an in app search and find activity with fun sound effects and simple interactive features that children can enjoy as they read.
- In story activity
- Text Highlighting
Boomer’s Birthday Surprise offers a fun story for children to enjoy along with several interactive images that children can locate as they read. The narration and text highlighting are also nice additions to the story that help children follow along. While this app offers a cute story in an easy to use format, some of the illustrations and images lack the polish and professional look that you might find in other storybook apps. With that said, overall the rest of the content is of good quality.
While not specifically an educational app, Boomer’s Birthday Surprise does allow children to follow along with the story using the text highlighting and narration features. For early readers, this is a great way for kids to practice their reading skills and learn new words.
Boomer’s Birthday Surprise is a cute story in and of itself and the added activity that the developers have included help to keep children engaged. On each page is a sidebar with various images that children must find in the illustrations. Each image that is found is brought to life when it is tapped and has a specific interactive component (like an alarm clock ringing or a candles being blown out) to it which is fun for children to explore.
Priced at just under a dollar, this app is priced well. While the app could use a bit of polishing, the developers have included text highlighting, narration, an in app activity, and a cute story that children will enjoy at a price parents won’t mind paying.
The developers have done a nice job creating an app that is easy to use for children of all ages. With text highlighting and narration, early readers can enjoy the story without any trouble. The user interface is also easy to use since it doesn’t require any instruction to play the in app activity o to move through the app. Parents will also appreciate the fact that the app is safe to use too. While there is a ‘rate us’ and ‘free stuff’ link on the last page of the story, the links are protected, along with the ‘info’ tab on the front page. Overall, this app is easy to use and safe for kids.