Special Needs App of the Day: The Lost Gorilla

Special Needs App of the Day: The Lost Gorilla

Bring the traditional idea of storytime into the technological age. The Lost Gorilla — Mom, It’s Me! App is a digital photo story that allows your child to put himself into the story. Made by My Digital Photo Story, this story is one of many that allow you to include photos of your child and make your child the star of the story.

The Lost Gorilla takes you on a journey through Africa on a magical kite. In the story, you help a baby gorilla find her parents.

The Lost Gorilla includes 12 colorful pages, and not only does it allow your child to put himself in the story, but also it teaches your child about animals and family values.

The app allows you to select your child’s gender, and as you tap on the face of the child in the story, you are prompted to include an image from your iPhone or iPad photo album. After personalizing your picture, you and your child can watch the story together.

Features of The Lost Gorilla include:

  • Use one picture or choose a picture for each page of the book
  • Record your child’s voice to include his words in the story
  • Interactive and fully-narrated pages includes fun animations and sounds
  • Post personalized pages from the app on your Facebook and Twitter

Through colorful images and animations, your child will enjoy watching himself play a vital role in the story. Parents of children with special needs understand the importance of allowing a child to entertain himself, and The Lost Gorilla is an ideal app for family vacations, long trips, or waiting at the doctor’s office — the entertainment provided by the app is a welcome distraction that might reduce the risk of a meltdown.

The Lost Gorilla is available for iPhone and iPad and costs $0.99.

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