Today's Good Free App of the Day comes from our friends at Digital Storytime, who rated the app 4-1/2 stars out of five! We're working on teaching Lily to swim, so this app comes at the perfect time for my family.
The original print edition of the book was inspired by a terrible tragedy, which is the focus on a video contained in a separate part of the app.
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From their review:
This lightly interactive story app is based on the 2002 print title by the same name. Vetted by water safety experts, Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim is a wonderful way to teach young children about water safety. Emphasizing the need to wear a life vest, have an adult watching you and ultimately to learn to swim, this title presents drowning-prevention in a fun way that children will enjoy...
...Under the "For Parents" section you'll find a video from the parents who started the foundation that created this free (at least at the time of review) app. But be warned, their story is both inspirational and heart-breaking, mentioning their 21-month-old who died in a drowning accident. Their crusade to make sure other parents can avoid this kind of tragedy is exceptional. Additional water safety and prevention tips are included in this section, along with web links.