Through Monday, November 28th, buy Ruckus Media Group apps to support St. Jude’s Research Children’s Hospital.
Now that holiday season is upon us, one may want to consider gifting apps to family and friends. I personally like this idea as few presents of value are available for just a few dollars, but there are many great apps at this price point. Combined with the ability to digitally “gift” these apps via iTunes, sending these applications without worrying about gift cards or shipping makes apps the perfect gifts for families – something we will be doing for the children in our family.
I would like to let readers know that the library of Ruckus Media Group apps are not only on sale for $1.99 through Monday, November 28th, but the net profit from the sale of these apps will be donated to the St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital during this time period. If interested, do check out the reviews of many of these apps reviewed here, at GiggleApps.
For those who may not know, Ruckus Media Group has a great selection of apps for the entire family. Many are universal or designed for the iPad.
A Present for Milo is a great first app for kids, toddlers and up, an app my son enjoys being a bit older (almost four) as well. This iPad add is an interactive storybook with some really fun interactions, great narration, and illustrations.
Also for the preschool set and up, My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle Teacher for a Day and Chuck and Friends: Friends for the Long Haul are interactive universal storybook apps based on hit Hasbro toys and television shows, and include fun mini-games as well.
Spot the Dot is my son’s favorite Ruckus app, a game of sorts for iPad based on the David A. Carter pop-up book – hard to explain in few words but dynamic and beautiful eye spy game of sorts, well worth checking out.
Elementary school children will appreciate the universal app Andrew Answers, an interactive storybook app about a unique child who is misunderstood by adults in his world.
Rainforest Survival Challenge is a great game for iPad that teaches a lot about rainforest animals in terms of who is predator and who may be prey. Great for older grade-schoolers and up, this game is challenging, thought-provoking and very educational.
These is also a wonderful series – Read-Play-and-Record Along Rabbit Ears interactive storybooks – that are my favorite selections. The quality of each of these apps is top-notch in every way and include celebrity narration such as Meryl Streep, John Cleese or Denzel Washington.
These apps contain both a video as well as storybook sections that can be read out loud, and personalizing a recording is also possible. The illustrations used are also found in the video sections and are uniformly outstanding, as is the music that accompanies these stories.
Do look into this library, as one can find titles appropriate for all age groups. From classic stories such as The Three Little Pigs and Thumbelina, to tales about great American folklore such as Johnny Appleseed and or John Henry, there is truly something for everyone including adults who appreciate a wonderful story, beautiful artwork and effective storytelling. For adults, my personal favorite is Johnny Appleseed narrated by Garrison Keillor.
It is also worth noting for the Christmas season the apps based on The Velveteen Rabbit and The Night Before Christmas are also available. As a side note, this version of the Night Before Christmas is simply perfect in every way with a scope that transcends the traditional story of the same name. This a perfect app for anyone who has ever shown interest in the Clement Clarke Moore tale, or honestly, anyone who celebrates Christmas in general. Yes, this app is that good!
I hope this blog has encouraged readers to purchase apps from Ruckus Media Group during this time period for themselves, their families and friends. I think this is a wonderful way to contribute to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital as well as obtaining some wonderful applications at a great discount.