Friday, July 25, 2014

Good Free App of the Day: Brave Rooney and the Super-Sized Superheroes! LIMITED TIME!

What a great find! This app book tackles the subject of healthy eating and exercise for kids. It's a brand new app with a new-release sale. It's one of the more interactive book apps I've seen in awhile, and the story is a good one for kids from about 4-10 (developed for kids from 6-8). Definitely download and try it out now, because we don't know how long it will be FREE!

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Brave Rooney and the Super-Sized Superheroes has nearly all of the options I like in app books. There is music, but it can be turned off independent of the sound effects. The text can be read aloud if desired, or that can be turned off. The interactions can even be disabled during narration, which is a great feature to keep kids focused on the story. 

There is a page menu to allow users to jump between pages, too, which is a great feature for me to use in therapy. The only thing missing is that words are not highlighted when tapped or read aloud, but other than that the app is near perfect. Plus, it's a good story to read with kids. It's designed for kids from 6-8, but it's definitely worth reading with kids both older and younger. And the best part about it: since it's currently FREE. Everyone should just download it to see if it fits your needs.

The iPad version has the option to download HD Art and Music. I appreciated the choice--this is perfect for those with limited space available on their device. And the story ends with a fun soccer game. I found it difficult to make a shot, but my kids were more successful than I was, and enjoyed the chance to play.

From iTunes:
Rooney is the only 'regular' kid in an elementary school of superheroes. When he wants to play soccer with his superhero classmates, they shun him because he's a mere mortal. Meanwhile at school, all the superheroes get involved in a daily eating contest, which Rooney bravely shuns. After a while, the superheroes become so heavy, they're bursting out of their superhero suits. Even worse, they’re unable to fly and utilize their super skills in the championship soccer game. WILL ROONEY GET TO PLAY SOCCER WITH THE SUPERHEROES? WILL HE END UP HELPING THE TEAM?

Second story in the “BRAVE ROONEY” series. First tittle received a Kirkus 'Star’ as a book of “Remarkable merit.” A 'Best Pick App' from “TECH WITH KIDS” written by the "USA TODAY" tech writer. According to “TEACHERS WITH APPS,” 'Rooney's story is one any kid, super-powered or not, can identify with.” 5 Star review from "BESTAPPSFORKIDS” and more.


Written by 3X Emmy-nominated kid’s TV writer, Gerry Renert, “Brave Rooney and the Super-Sized Superheroes” is designed to encourage a fun appreciation of healthy eating. 


Features;

Over 120 interactive features and animations
Pages of vibrant, fun illustrations from award-winning children's artist, Barry Gott.
Food Plate game - demonstrates a fun, balanced approach to meals. 
Soccer kicking game
Narrated by the author
2 reading modes—“Read to Me” or “I Can Read”!
Highly customizable options!
Visual page index!

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Heather H. is off to celebrate her daughter's birthday. She will try not to turn into a super-sized superhero from the cake.


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