Monday, December 02, 2013
Nutcracker Musical Storybook (best Android apps for kids)
The Nutcracker is a story often told at bedtime as part of a family's Christmas traditions. There are many versions/books and so it stands to reason there would be many Nutcracker apps. There are not many like this one, however, using incredible illustrations by Yoko Tanaka and the timeless classic music score by Tchaikovsky. You simply must add this app to your virtual bookshelf. Especially while it is free!
There is no narration built into this storybook, so it will be more suitable for the independent readers of your family or for sharing with your emerging readers. I'm not sure I would recommend it to very young children as the illustrations with the accompanying music can be quite gripping and may frighten kids whose imaginations are very vivid and have a tendency for nightmares. Otherwise, the story is quite charming and the interactive sound effects are a nice touch.
I like how the baubles on the Christmas tree on the home page allow the reader to jump to the desired page number. However, I do not like having to go back to the home page to be able to access that feature. The Nutcracker is a great way to introduce some timeless music to your child, and to keep the magic of Christmas alive just a little bit longer for upper elementary students. Do not miss out on downloading this app while it is free!
APP DESCRIPTION ON GOOGLE PLAY
Join Clara and The Nutcracker Prince in a fully animated Cinematic Storybook Adventure of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker Ballet, combining original artwork by Yoko Tanaka with full symphonic orchestral excerpts of Tchaikovsky's timeless score.
This app is a fun and educational way to introduce children and adults to the story and music of The Nutcracker Ballet. Everyone's favorite Christmas Nutcracker melodies are included: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers, The Nutcracker March, Russian Trepak, and many many others!
Storybook Mode -- 25 'Chapters' for the user to experience the story at her or his own pace.
Movie Mode -- Sit back and let the app run from beginning to end without interruption.
Play on Multiple Devices -- This app is universally compatible with all Android devices running Froyo (2.2) or newer, from phones to tablets!
Simple User Interface -- Touch right or left top corners to go forward or backwards. Pause and reload chapter on the bottom right and left. Touch top center to return to the Main Page.
Interactive Sound Effects -- Touch various objects on the screen to hear special sounds within each Chapter.
External speakers or headset recommended.
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