Normally $2.99, this storybook from Elka Palka Productions is FREE for an hour!
Don't despair though - if you miss it when it's free, it's on sale all weekend for only 99 cents.
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Elka Palka Productions are already participating in the Moms With Apps event this Friday (their Game Collection is in our Free App Friday post). They also agreed to help us round off a month of SAFK20K celebrations by making this storybook free for an hour for fans of our page.
Elfishki are magical creatures that live on Rainbow Island, which can be found in the Sparkling Sea, and looks like a very nice place. In this story a restaurant owner and a baker who don't get along find a way to overcome their differences. The apps are in both English and Russian and the illustrations, animation and narration are quite lovely. One feature I really like is that on each page there are three reading comprehension questions.
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Now part of Kindertown. Editor's Favorite choice from AppySmart.
The 7yr. old in my house gave it two thumbs up! The fairies were a big hit. I enjoyed the fact that it had the feel of a game which made the learning experience fun. The interactive questions helped to make her relearn what she had read, making sure she retained the knowledge.
It’s a great product that will hold any fairy or dessert lovers attention and teach them in the process.
★★★★★.... Andrea, an elementary and middle school teacher for many years: Whether you are an educator in a school or home setting or you are a parent trying to teach your child(ren) conscious reading skills, then this needs to be your next educational app download! (applicable2u.wordpress.com)
★★★★★.... Nicole, 3rd grade teacher: I thought it was cute and once I saw all the comprehension questions and what a wide range of questions are asked, I was hooked. This is a great way for students to practice "Listen to Reading" during my Daily 5 literacy block. If only I had more iPads for my classroom! (teaching-with-style.blogspot.com)
★★★★★.....By the time it was finished, she was ready to do it all over again. The entire application was just phenomenal! Definitely a 5 out of 5 star rating! (hotdailypress.blogspot.in)
★★★★★....Elfishki and The Giant Cake is loaded with captivating, beautifully designed images that your kids are sure to love. Five Start Certified! (wtstoyreview.com)
Here's what you find in this multilingual app (English and Russian):
1. Original, not found anywhere else captivating texts, designed to develop your child’s conscious reading skills - according to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.
2. Stunning interactive art, classic animation and videos.
3. Professional Audio Voice over of the story, so your child can listen along with the text.
4. THREE(3) Questions on every page of the book specifically designed to help your child analyze the text, boost their imagination and make predictions about the story.
5. A bonus game specifically designed to boost your child’s imagination - Decorate the Cake - where you can save and share your child’s fantastic creation. Now part of Kindertown. Editor's Favorite choice from AppySmart.