Tales2Go, an all-you-can-eat story app for the iPhone and the iPod Touch, is hands down the best educational app we’ve ever seen—it’s going to change the way families kill time.
No longer do parents have to browse and buy audio books one by one. With a single touch they’ll have access to over 900 stories for kids aged 3-11, with more being added every day.
Why we like it:
Where to begin? With the fact that these stories are instant, on demand, and unlimited, of course! Kids (or parents) can browse by age, grade, story type, and storyteller.
They can also explore various characters and series such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Encyclopedia Brown, and Henry and Mudge. Families who are new to the audio story scene can start with the Most Popular and Highest Rated stories and explore from there.
Since the stories are streamed, you might lose your connection if you’re not within range of 3G or WiFi. This will rarely, if ever, be an issue for most families. But if you’re planning a road trip across Death Valley, you’ll need to make other plans.
A game-changing app that’s going to introduce the pleasures of audio stories to a whole new audience at a price of less than a single unabridged audio book, Tales2Go is a slam dunk.
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We tested version 1.0, which is compatible with the iPhone (OS 3.0 or later) and iPod touch. Developer Stitcher, Inc. Read our disclosure policy.