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Fraggle Friends Forever

Fraggle Friends Forever

Fall 2013 Mobile Apps
Ages: 2 - 8 yrs.
Developer: Cupcake Digital
Download Price: $2.99
Platform: iPad

Fraggle Friends Forever is an eBook app for young children developed by Cupcake Digital. The interactive nature and implementation are great. The options for reading the story or having it read, along with companion games and activities, ensures children will want to use the app repeatedly. The Fraggle characters are so fun that parents will want to revisit them, too.

The app features the typical eBook ability to either read the story to your child or have the narrator read the story, along with the ability to turn the interactive elements on each page on or off. The interactive elements are fun and well-implemented. Sparkling stars remind a child that there are interactive elements, without forcing them to engage with them. It was a nice combination, one we found to be helpful without being heavy-handed.

After making it through the enjoyable story and interacting with all of the animations and elements, you will have likely used all of your "screen time" for a while with your child, as there is a lot of great content here. But if you still want to play, there are 3 additional bonus games that come inside the book, along with a coloring/painting app built-in.

This eBook is a great value at $2.99, and something parents will enjoy revisiting with their children.

Tim Leverett   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Tim Leverett is an entrepreneur living in Rochester, NY. Tim created the Giggles Computer Funtime For Baby Software Series and Club Toddler, and is considered an expert in children's media and software products. He is dad to an 11 year old boy and has many nieces and nephews spanning the ages of newborn to 19 years old.

Look for this product at:
Cupcake Digital
Available on iTunes

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