Cinderella App

We’ve often talked about ‘apps’ here on Babyccino and I definitely fall into the camp of loving them for my kids but I do have some rules …

1.  I want them to be beautiful
2.  I want them to be imaginative and to use the media to its best advantages (so not JUST being a book or a TV show – it has to be interactive so the kids have a different experience then they would in another media)
3.  I don’t like them being part of a big corporate machine promoting some already huge kid’s brand (I realise this is highly hypocritical from a lady whose career was spent in advertising but this is mainly because they rarely satisfy points 1 and 2 and are seemingly lazy/cheap way to expose children to a bigger brand — I am all open to be shown I’m wrong on this!)

I really love the ‘Peekaboo’ (Peekaboo Barn, Peekaboo Wild and Peekaboo Forest) apps for my 2-year-old but my 4-year-old needs something a bit more. Enter the new Cinderella App from Nosy Crow (the same people who made The Three Little Pigs app I wrote about a while ago).

Nosy Crow’s 2nd App, Cinderella includes dazzling extras that my kids can not get enough of: helping Cinderella with her chores, stacking the king’s invites to the ball, dressing the ugly step-sisters, building the carriage, choosing Cinderella’s dress for the ball and even the music she dances with the prince too (our favourite bit!). All beautifully illustrated (tick!) and narrated by child-actress, Freya Wilson (who you may recognise from The King’s Speech).

5 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Lindsey | September 29, 2011 | Reply

sounds an app we need to buy! i am with you on all fronts re: criteria on which apps to download.

2. Sophie | September 30, 2011 | Reply

Thank you for this, I love getting recommendations for beautiful apps (as there really aren’t too many available that meet your criteria). One that we have, however, that I love almost as much as my 5 and 3yr olds is ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore’. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

3. Adriani | September 30, 2011 | Reply

Wow my nearly 4-year old daughter will be thrilled with this cinderella application! One of our favourite applications suitable from 2-4 years is Tozzle, check it out…

4. Pippa | September 30, 2011 | Reply

Love this too – terrific illustrations.

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