For many families, iPads are a way to engage children during downtime. From waiting at the doctor’s office to distracting them during travel, the iPad apps offer entertainment that keeps the whining at bay. While playing can be fun, the iPad can be used for learning as well. With the new American Story Channel app Kazaz! the iPad’s diversion is education and entertaining.
Kazaz! is an iPad app that features a world of interactive, animated original stories. These stories ignite a child’s curiosity and engages them in reading through the use of sight, sound and touch. By bringing the words off the written page, Kazaz! maximizes early literacy readers and makes reading fun for school aged readers.
Creating a child’s love of reading can be a tiresome job for parents. While some children take to the written word easily, others struggle. With the Kazaz! app, kids begin to grasp that a story can be experienced. The interactive nature of this app allows children to reveal fun facts beyond the story. With more information, the children can understand that a story topic can be expanded a variety of situations. The goal is to expand a child’s desire to read beyond those mere ten minutes.
Created for ages 3 to 8, Kazaz! can be used independently or collectively with parents or friends. Each app can be configured with three reader profiles. Each profile can be customized with unique experiences. The app can be expanded with 3D figures based on the characters, additional activities on the Kazaz! Kids websiteand upcoming Kazaz! Kids YouTube Channel.
Kazaz! app launched with three stories on iTunes. First, the Magic of Kazaz, free, reveals the history of how Kazaz! became a magical plant. Second, I Am The Music Man, $1.99, is a rendition of the classic children’s melody. Kids are encouraged to clap, stomp and sing along to the songs. Lastly, The Story of Wooding, $2.99, shares the tale of an adventurous young swan who sets off on an exciting journey.
For any family who wants to get the kids away from the mindless games, Kazaz! is a great addition to the app library. The interactive features and engaging characters make kids want to play an educationally based app. Parents will appreciate the intelligent design and hidden features, as well. This app would make a diversion for travel, extended wait times and a supplement to school reading requirements.
Give the kids a love of reading and a desire to learn. Download the Kazaz! app today.