A nice app that is gateway to lots of content. The sample content is very good quality. You can download a free trial and preview/try out books and activities before you purchase a subscription. We found the collection of book quite satisfactory. The content is geared towards pre-school and early school.
The app is petty big (around 160MB) and may take some time to download.
The app has taken wonderful approach to make books available to kids in digital form. The quality of books in terms of animation, interactivitiy, and narration is very good. PlayTales Gold also offers stories in eight different languages—giving parents the chance to expose their children to different languages.
The animation and the sounds gives the app a very fun element. There are games, activities, and songs featured within the app. Kids can enjoy sing-along songs (in English and Spanish), color and draw, play memory games, solve puzzles, etc. The overall experience of reaching a book is not as fun as reading the book. The navigation could have been more interesting an experience.
The app opens with the Store instead of Bookshelf. Ideally being a kids app, the kid should have been greeted to the Bookshelf so they can start reading the sample books straight away. Navigating the bookstore is bit tedious for the kid.
The app ensures that kids are unable to make purchases within the app without the consent of their parents. There is also a parental control option in the settings menu parents can select which blocks all in-app purchases.
Cost (iOS): Free (With In-App Purchase for more content)
Download (iOS): On iTunes
Reviewed Version (iOS): 1.4
Reviewed Using (iOS): iPhone 4S
PlayTales Gold – The Best Kids’ Book App for Fun Reading!
Overall Rating: 4.3
Review by Dinker Charak on May 2013. Was updated to correct some mistakes as pointed out by the developer of the app.
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