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App of the week: Luca Lashes

By Meris Stansbury
September 30th, 2013

lucalashesName: Luca Lashes

What is it? The Luca Lashes’ interactive eBook and app series are based on main character, Luca, whose magical eyelashes help make him brave. Geared toward children ages 0-4, the series help turn “fearful firsts” into educational experiences, whether it’s a child’s first haircut, first dentist visit, first swimming lesson, and more.

Best for: Children ages 0-4

Price: FREE

Rated: 4+

Requirements: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 2.0.1 and up.

Features:

• Multilingual audio narration (English, French, Italian, Spanish, and coming soon Chinese)
• Interactive sound effects for each scene w/ some animation
• “Read to me” or “By myself” option
• Original music composed to enhance each story
• Screen Tilt Animation
• Pages are dimensional to enhance the learning experience
• This “Universal App” is optimized for Retina displays and the iPad
• Word/Sound association—words are highlighted as they are spoken
• Hand drawn illustrations

Links: [Apple] https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/luca-lashes-the-brown-eyed/id490018287?mt=8

[Android] https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flyingword.LucaLashes.BEBEn

[Amazon] http://www.amazon.com/Luca-Lashes-Brown-Magic-Eyelashes/dp/B006P4CMV0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1324595452&sr=8-2

[Nook] http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/luca-lashes-the-brown-eyed-boy-luca-lashes-llc/1108148774?ean=2940043874993&itm=1&usri=luca+lashes

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.