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Wanderful apps create interest in language and reading through interaction with the stories
We are dedicated to helping young and emerging readers with interactive experiences that encourage reading and story exploration. The stories engage your child to learn about language, reading and spelling through playful interaction, loveable characters and music. We understand that each child’s learning experience is different; our goal is to help them build a relationship with vocabulary and comprehension by letting them explore and interact with each story. Wanderful apps are full of ways to learn through exposure, repetition and context. We strive to make each App a truly “Wanderful" experience – full of surprise, whimsy, and humor, with an invitation to explore because EVERTHING inside every storybook is ALIVE. Here are some ideas how you can use Wanderful interactive storybooks with your family:
Fast language play:
Play with the individual words:
Every word of every Wanderful storybook is recorded twice: once for story-telling, and again for each individual word. Emerging readers like to tap the words in order to "build" the sentence themselves. Older children like to tap the words out of order making their own silly sentences. Make a game of finding words or making your own simple sentences.
Read together or just let them play
Even though our Wanderful interactive storybooks allow children to read and play successfully by themselves, it's also enriching to read and share stories together. With our storybooks, you can read them aloud with your kids. And you can also explore the interactive elements together. We find that children are very eager to show what they can do, and share their favorites with you.
All Wanderful Apps let readers dynamically change languages from any page. This is a great way to introduce and explore other languages all within the one App. If the Page Story Completion setting (under Settings) is also turned OFF, then it's easy to jump past the story reading to direct interaction with the individual words.
Developed from the original Living Books collection, these engaging storybooks are insanely fun, interactive and timeless. You simply can not wear them out and the dog won't chew them up.
Why these Apps are so Beloved
Available for Apple, Android and Amazon
Coming Soon: French, German, Spanish, Japanese Languages (click here to be notified)
Simply mouse over the BUY button on any app to see which versions are available.
Peek inside the Apps
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What People Are Saying
“It is my great pleasure to inform you that your product has been awarded the Editor's Choice Award as printed in the latest edition of Children's Technology Review.” - Warren Buckleitner
Award given to: Harry and the Haunted House App
“Everything I touch is interactive… one of my favorite things is that this is bilingual.” - Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom on ABC Money Matters
(view video review on ABC here)
“This is one of the best designed interactive children's books I've ever seen, and time was taken to get every small detail absolutely right.”
- David Winograd, reviewing Harry and the Haunted House
(see complete review here)
“This is a really cute and relatable story, with some great interactive features. It includes a fully functional Spanish version -any text in the illustrations change to Spanish too! ”
- Cynthia Chiong, A Matter Of App, reviewing Little Monster
(see complete review here)
“I'm so excited that these favorites, these best examples of what children's software can be, will be coming to a new generation of emerging readers.”
- Reyne Rice, Toy Trend Expert, Consultant, Journalist & Media Spokesperson
"I am excited to see these engaging interactive versions of my books available to kids everywhere once again. Thanks Wanderful!”
- Marc Brown, Author of the Arthur series of books
" Parents & grandparents who remember the original magic of the Living Books, and new parents and gift-givers, who will be introduced to them, will all be thrilled to share these interactive storybooks with the children in their lives".
- James Oppenheim, James Games
"I'm glad they're making these products accessible. Children learn through different modalities. There is research indicating that children with autism have learned successfully through products displayed on tablets. "It's a good idea to make learning more accessible to children. If it's fun and interesting for them to learn, so much the better".
- Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, AKA "Dr. Toy"
(see complete review here)
Classroom Activity Guides
Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards bring the interactive storybooks to life in your class.
Classroom Activity guides are available as an in-app purchase, click to download the free preview
Applications that teach children about Language
The Wanderful Interactive storybooks are being released in new languages and language combinations. Language as a central part of what makes these apps special - including the ability to instantly switch between the languages in each app. They are now available in the following full language versions: UK English
© 2023 Wanderful, LLC (DBA: Wanderful Interactive Storybooks). A Jordan Freeman Group Company. Powered by ZOOM Platform. All Rights Reserved. Living Books is a registered trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, used with permission. Arthur, © Marc Brown Studios, All Rights Reserved. Little Critter, Little Monster, © Mercer Mayer, All Rights Reserved.