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Georgie & The Birthday Girl is a cute storybook app that takes readers on a fun, musical journey with Georgie and his friends as they prepare a special gift for their friend Pebbles. This interactive storybook app is great for children of all ages especially those who love musical instruments.
- Text highlighting
- Narration throughout
- Interactive images
Georgie & The Birthday Girl is a cute storybook app with narration, interactive images, and a fun storyline that children will love. The developers have done a great job with the illustrations and images throughout the app. The interactive pieces are simple to use, but could definitely use a bit of work to create more engagement from the reader. With that said children will most definitely enjoy the music and sound effects used throughout the story as they follow along with the narrator.
Not only does this app give children the opportunity to practice their reading skills as they follow along with the narrator, but it also teaches children to be quite resourceful. In the story when Chaos the Crow steals all of the musical instruments the animals must get creative and find another way to deliver their birthday song to Pebbles. With paint cans, bells, and a flute made from a carrot, the friends were able to perform their birthday song for their friend. Parents may also want to know that the British version of some words are used versus the U.S. English version.
While there are no additional activities or games included in this app, there are some interactive images and illustrations for children to stay engaged as they read. Tapping the images helps to bring them to life a bit and is especially great for the musical scene with each friend playing their instruments. While the story and the interactive images are great to have in the app, it would be nice to include an additional activity or a bit more interactivity within the story to help children stay engaged overall. Adding a musical activity at the end of the app would also be a great addition.
Priced at just under four dollars this app is a bit more than you might expect for what is included in the app. Adding an additional activity or game as well as increasing the engagement with more interactivity in the app would definitely make this a more valuable app. With that said the storyline is entertaining and the educational benefits are good so young children will definitely enjoy the app.
The developers have done a nice job making the app easy to use for children of all ages. With arrows at the bottom of the page and various indicators throughout the story to help children move through the story, this app is quite easy to use. The narration throughout also makes it so pre-readers can enjoy the story while following along with the text-highlighting.
- Protected parent area (can contain external links & social media)
- NO external links
- NO social media
- NO 3rd party ads
- NO in-app purchase
Join Georgie and friends as they get creative and prepare a fun birthday present for their friend Pebbles. A cute story that teaches children to be resourceful when things go awry.