FarFaria is an iPad app that provides the perfect story time experience. With more than 700 amazing children’s stories—and five new ones added each week—story time has never been easier.
Created for children ages 2-9, FarFaria helps children develop a passion for reading and encourages families to spend quality time reading together. FarFaria’s engaging story-discovery experience encourages children to stumble into new stories they’ll love forever.
I was contacted by FarFaria to review their amazing book app for the iPad just as were getting ready to go on vacation. The timing was perfect! I was hunting around for some new apps geared to my almost three year-old son to entertain him on the plane. On top of hunting for apps, we always bring books with us, but traveling by myself with my son on a plane, adding in 5 (or usually more) books really takes up space (and arms!).
This app was a win win— it is on the iPad and it is books! Let me say that it saved the trip. Not only did it entertain him on the plane, but we were able to use it as our bedtime books. Instead of having just 5 books with us, we were able to download 40 books and play them when we wanted. If we were connected to the internet, we had access to whole library of over 700 books!
The book library is set up like a world that you explore. You pick the type of book you want to read by choosing what world to visit, for example Mt. Make Believe, or Preschool Playground. This was a little too complicated for my almost three year-old to do on his own, however a fun way to organize the books allowing choosing a book to be entertaining. Right now we just use the favorites button and taught him how to navigate to those books.
What makes FarFaria stand out:
- The amount of choices! 700 plus books with more added each week.
- Having the choice of auto play, or reading yourself.
- No ads!
- Offline access to books. When connected to the internet, the whole library is available. Or you can download up to 40 books to read offline.
- Wide age range- a large selections of books designed for ages 2-9.
Cost of the app: For access to unlimited stories and offline reading, subscribe for just $3.99 a month. When you compare FarFaria to the Scholastic, Storia App, with its pay per book, this really offers a lot of variety, and value, for the money.
Standing the test of time: It took me longer than I would like to write my review on the app (Thank you first trimester puke fest!), however, I can say two months later it is still a go to app for him. His favorites are the signing books!
Learn more at http://www.farfaria.com.
Download the app from the app store here.