Elly’s Christmas Review

Posted by Amy Solomon on December 16th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Elly’s Christmas is a new title in a series of Elly the Reindeer apps - personal favorite stories of my son.

Here, Elly is focused on preparing for Christmas Day by decorating her tree, wrapping gifts for her friends, decorating cupcakes and preparing a snack for Santa and his reindeer.

Also included is a mysterious visit in the middle of the night that surprises Elly, but all ends well in this cute and sweet story.

I have always loved how the Elly books deal with the process of preparing for a big day - interesting details that I think are important in order for my son to stay grateful for what he has and the fun things he may experience. I have also really appreciated the relationships seen in these books as they exemplify healthy friendships between peers.

The act of getting ready is further emphasized nicely by the ability to tap on interactions found in the top corners of these page spreads that show Elly decorating, wrapping or preparing snacks as well as other details and sound effects in a way that both parents as well as children will think is charming as well as simple to navigate as these hotspots are not hidden - and helpful to the newest app users.

Very good narration is also included and also the ability to read this book out loud - the way my son and I love sharing these stories together. Soon, my son will enjoy these tales in a new way by using them as early readers as well.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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