Special Needs App of the Day: The Rooster Who Lost His Voice

Special Needs App of the Day: The Rooster Who Lost His Voice

The Rooster Who Lost His Voice is a tale of a rooster and his family in friends, but it is more than a simple storybook app; it is an app full of lively animations and is more like a trip to the theater than just a narrated story. 

Developed by iMagine machine, an “edutainment” publishing and development house, The Rooster Who Lost His Voice is an entertaining and educational app for children.  Each “page” of the story includes a lively narrator, and animations bring the story to life.  The user must tap a part of the screen (an object begins blinking so you know what to tap) to move to the next part of the story, so it also includes an interactive element.

The Rooster Who Lost His Voice is underscored with fun music, and children will love the characters.  Told through narration and interjections from the characters, the app is a throwback to classic storytelling, but presented in a very modern way.  All of these elements, including the interaction needed to move to the next screen, help keep children focused and drawn into the story.


The Rooster Who Lost His Voice includes many characters, which help establish themes of friendship, family (including children, parents, and grandparents), and commitment.  The story runs for 18 minutes, and children will love every bit of it.  The app is meant for a whole family experience, and it is very much like going to a movie or watching a stage play. 

iMagine machine is the same studio that brought you Faces iMake, and The Rooster Who Lost His Voice is their first book.  You can find the book for iPhone and iPad for $4.99.


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