By Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor
We can’t get enough of Disney stories in my house. So, when we were offered a trial of Disney’s new Storytime App, we were really interested. For $1.99 you get three stories included in the initial download (Toy Story: Starry Night, Tangled: Rapunzel’s Story and Monsters, Inc.: Always Time for a Laugh ). The graphics are gorgeous (it’s Disney, would you expect anything else?). Your child can either have the story read to them or read it on their own. (Read more after the jump).
You can purchase (in-app) up to 17 more stories. Which works out to be .52 cents a book. The unique aspect of this app is that it has a new in-app purchasing feature. A password must be entered every time a purchase is made, making it very safe for kids to use. Of course, my kids kept trying to add the stories, but since they didn’t know my password.. they couldn’t do it. When I want to, I can purchase credits, and then my kids can choose which additional stories they’d like. It says “My Book” across the books you “own”, so kids who can read that will know what books you have. If children choose a book that you don’t “own” it will ask them for credits. There is a new avatar feature as well as a “storybuilder,” where kids create their own story!
As my kids are currently obsessed with the app (and listening together and not fighting), I’ll probably end up purchasing the 17 stories. After all, we love Disney!
Complete Collection of Stories Available
Toy Story: Starry Night
Tangled: Rapunzel’s Story
Monsters, Inc.: Always Time for a Laugh
Cars: Radiator Springs Road Trip
Finding Nemo: A Friend in Need
Toy Story: A Tight Squeeze
Toy Story: Mixed Signals
Incredibles: Super Annoying
The Little Mermaid: A Special Song
Cinderella: The Lost Mice
Beauty and the Beast: Belle and the Castle Puppy
Princess And The Frog: A Surprise Guest
Sleeping Beauty: Buttercup the Brave
Wall-E: Down to Earth
Up: Watch Dug
Aladdin: Abu’s Adventure
Lion King: A Day Without Pumbaa
101 Dalmatians: Puppy Trouble
The Aristocats: The Coziest Carriage
Thank you to Disney Digital Books for providing a free app code to try out the Storytime App.