Grandma's Great Gourd description
HOLIDAY SALE! A storybook app rich in play opportunities for the whole family, featured on: Common Sense Media's "Best Book Apps for Kids" list. Winner Tech with Kids "Best Pick App" award; a Teachers with Apps "Badge of Excellence"; a Children's Technology Review's "New & Noteworthy App.
You will get 4 rich experiences in your one-time download:
READ: An animated, interactive adventure story rich in gameplay, based on a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 children's picture book "Grandma and the Great Gourd: A Bengali Folktale," retold by best-selling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni and vibrantly illustrated by Susy Pilgrim Waters. Story mode features interactive gardening and gourd rolling mini-games, as well as text-highlighting and auto-play mode.
ROLL: Play a rollicking, physics-based mini-game inspired by the story as you roll Grandma through the forest & unlock powerful gourds of different shapes and sizes! Created with input from STEM educators.
RECORD: Story and Sound Effects Studios where you can create custom narrations & play with literary elements such as alliteration and onomatopoeia. Your child will love hearing his/her voice in the story and game. Parents, teachers, and grandparents can also use this feature to translate and record the story in another language; a great tool for bilingual homes and classrooms!
EXPLORE: Take a virtual field trip to South Asia to get a taste of its food, art, music, language, and clothing with our maps and In-App videos!
- Language: How do you say Grandma around the world?
- Dress: Learn to put on a sari!
- Animals: Meet the wildlife of the Sundarbans Forest
- Art: Discover Alpona, a traditional art form
- Food: Make "Puffed Rice Stars" with Chef Rama Ginde and her little helper!
PLUS: An original music score and voiceover by award-winning composer and voice artist Kamala Sankaram, recognized as "one of "10 cutting edge artists that have captured the imagination" (WQXR) and “strikingly original” (The New York Times).
- Read by Myself and Auto Read for Me modes
- Text highlighting
- Interactive Gardening mini-game
- Physics-inspired mini-game, created with input of science educators
- Recording Studio great for language localization for classrooms or bilingual homes
- Free curriculum connections guide for educators and parents
- No In-App Purchases; one time download
- All text in Castledown, a dyslexic-friendly font recognized by Wired magazine as a “font designed to help kids learn to read and write”
- Great for traveling: No Internet connection needed to run app or play In-App videos
Recommended Ages: 3-8
Categories: Book, Classics, Folklore, Reading, Literature, Picture Books, Kirkus Award Winner
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ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
Grandma's Great Gourd is a production of Literary Safari, creators of award-winning storybook & literacy apps Dentist Bird: A West African Folktale ("Fast-paced fun that will keep children coming back for more"—School Library Journal) and HangArt ("Rich in bite-size bits of interactions ... promotes cooperative play"—The New York Times).
Literary Safari is a proud member of the interdisciplinary coalition Diversity in Apps/Children's Media Diversity Initiative which supports the creation of inclusive, equitable, and diverse children’s media. We are also a member of Know What's Inside, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeing to promote quality apps for kids and families.
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