As today is Halloween we’ve been having lots of Halloween fun. The children have worn their skeleton onesies all day long, we watched scary films, eaten spooky treats and are gearing up for a little Halloween party with more ghoulish food.
The Haunting Of Bagger Bones is a frighteningly clever story app for kids. A revolution in digital storytelling, it puts your child at the heart of the action and turns them into a star instantly: first by seamlessly integrating their face into the illustrations; then by adding a personalised narration by Ray Brooks – the iconic voice of Mr Benn.
This is a new app so not all names have been recorded yet, you can check here. My sons’ name was available but not my daughter so I’ve tweeted to ask them to add it next time they do an update! Both my children enjoyed playing the app and reading along with the story.
The app is aimed at children aged 2-6 and I love the fact it can be personalised with photos and names. The pap is simple to use so they were both able to use it independently of me. The visuals are great and love the fact you can read the story for yourself or hear it read by Ray Brooks (just listening brought be straight back to my own childhood).
The app normally costs £2.99 but over Halloween and until Sunday 8th November the app is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod from the App store for just £1.49 which is great value.