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September 30th, 2013
App of the week: 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
Requirements: Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Requires Android 2.0.1 and up.
• 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