Special Needs App of the Day: Cozmo's Day Off

Special Needs App of the Day: Cozmo's Day Off

I love books -- the ones you can actually hold in your hand and feel the paper pages as you turn them.  So when book apps for mobile devices come along, they have to have that extra something special.  With over 100 audio and animation interactions, Cozmo’s Day Off certainly delivers.

Cozmo’s Day Off is the journey of galactic traveler Cozmo through his wondrous universe.  The interactive storybook includes a recorded notation and word highlighting for beginning readers, and it also has options for the user to record his own voice (and even make the pitch of your voice higher or lower!). 

The storybook is interlaced with activities, such as puzzles and games, and each page includes hidden animations that you can find by tapping objects on the screen.

The animation looks professional, and the voice talent is stellar (no pun intended).  The futuristic story brings fun and wit into the hands of today’s children.  Text with a bit of lilt and rhyme also appeals strongly to children and encourages early literacy skills needed for reading and speech.

Cozmo’s Day Off comes from Ayars Animation studio, creators of the free Pirate Puzzles app and a Jack and the Beanstalk storybook.  The app was originally made for the iPad but is now compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. 

If you’re looking for both a story and an app that is out of this world, look no further.  Cozmo’s Day Off is available for $3.99 in the App Store.

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Written by: Cara Batema See other articles by Cara Batema
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