Review – The Nativity Story App

Screen Shot 2013-11-05 at 11.53.35 AMKids love Christmas and kids love apps. That is pretty much the story in our home. Each year my wife and I try to do our best to keep the focus on the “reason for the season.” So when a new app comes along that is interactive and scripturally based, you can bet I was interested. Today I want to share with you the new app called “The Nativity Story app.” First, some details:

Why Kids Love This App

  •  It’s like a vintage pop-up book, with classic woodcut-style illustrations
  • By tapping and swiping, kids can help Joseph and Mary find a place to stay.
  • Knock on doors… Pull on the rope… Ring the bell… Open windows… Make people talk…
  • Create music! Help a band of angels play their instruments.
  • Lots of characters to get to know: Innkeeper, Merchant, Shepherds, Chef, A Band of Actors, Neighbourhood Children, Mary’s Donkey, Farm Animals and of course… Angels!
  • Funny sound effects!
 Why Parents & Grandparents Love This App
  • Nostalgia. It feels like a classic pop-up book, bringing back memories for parents and grandparents.
  • Optional Narration: Listen to the old-timey narrator tell the story, or read the story yourself.
  • EXTRA Feature: After the story, explore the original Bible text that tells the Nativity Story.
  • Amazing Visual Quality: Support for retina display
 How is This Christmas App Different?
  • Production Values – It is a work of art: a rich visual and sound experience.
  • Interactive – We use the touch technology and animation to engage the reader in the story in an enchanting and educational way.
  • Age approach – The classic Bible story is retold here with an original and creative approach that appeals to young kids as well as adults.
  • Original – The app is designed like a vintage popup book and includes unique features such as interacting with a band of angels and playing instruments like trumpet and harp.

This app is really unique and catching to the eye. It’s an inexpensive way to allow your children to interact with the most important story of the season. We downloaded both the iPhone and iPad apps. The kids seem to prefer the iPad just because it is larger and easier to see. Either way, they are both worth the download. There is no greater time than today to download the app and allow your children to begin focusing on where it all began.

I give The Nativity Story App a 5 out of 5. 

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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