I love it when a classic storybook character is brought to life which is why we’re very happy that the iconic white bunny, Miffy, is the star of a new iPad app. Miffy was created by Dutch illustrator, Dick Bruna, nearly 60 years ago and the App offers a great new way for parents with young children to share the delights of this classic storybook character.
The App features Miffy’s Garden based on the story by Dick Bruna , and brings to life the story of when Miffy first discovers the joys of gardening with her parents. She learns to turn over the soil, plant seeds and watch her crop of carrots grow. Children can get stuck in too, by ‘digging’ ‘raking’, ‘sowing’ and ‘watering’ the garden, using simple stroke, swipe or tap actions on the iPad screen. My toddler loves the story and you can record your own voice reading it which means he can choose if mummy or daddy reads his bedtime story with him.
There are some fun games including a counting game with carrots and a fruity puzzle game too – perfect for my own jigsaw addict. The app also lets you create your own garden and send it as an e-card. Perfect for sending to daddy whilst he’s at work to remind him why we need our own iPad!
This is the first Miffy App anywhere in the world. Miffy’s Dutch creator, Dick Bruna comments: “It is 57 years since I first drew Miffy on paper, so I’m delighted that she is now being introduced to a whole new generation of readers in this way. The App brings the story of ‘Miffy’s Garden’ to life, and gives children the chance to interact with the book and enjoy the Miffy character through the games. Anything which makes the learning to read experience more fun and involving is really rather wonderful.”
‘Miffy’s Garden’ App for iPad is suitable for children over 2 years and available to buy from the App Store priced £2.99.