And the mobile experience with our stories is going to be even better. Jakhu Stories is an interactive app with a great collection of stories to teach values, but it also has the following features:
- You won't see any advertising while the stories are playing. Ever
- Stories are so optimized that downloads are lightning fast.
- You won't need a working internet connection to use the app, except to play each story for the first time. So you will take the stories with you wherever you go.
- And on top of that: Jakhu Stories will offer you much more that a couple free stories, so forget about those apps that offer just one "demo" story and make you pay for the rest!
This is a different app that is fun to play with. A mix of game, reading , storytelling and teaching. Go and install it to discover what makes Jakhu Stories so special.
BTW, this app is also perfect to learn English or Spanish:
- Text is highlighted along with the story narration (though you can deactivate this feature and read the story as a traditional one)
- There are up to 4 different accents available: American English, British English, European Spanish and Latinamerican Spanish
- You can change language and mode at anytime
If you still don't know our stories, they are:
- short and creative
- focused in a concise and positive educational message, encouraging children to live up to the core human values
- simple, with no literary intent
- presented with quality ilustrations and narrations
- NEW: a great section with ideas and suggestions to get the most educational value at the end of each story
This is just the beginning. We are working to add new stories and surprises to make Jakhu Stories a new way to teach and entertain.
NOTE: this app is not suitable for devices with amrv6 architecture (those that were designed a couple years ago and come with Android versions prior to 3.0). If your can't see the install option on Google Play using your mobile, it is very likely this to be the cause.
Hear, See and Memorize the times tables.
This app is for children who need to learn times tables by heart.
It helps to memorize them quickly and easily, by seeing and hearing the questions and correct answers and by fast repetition of questions.
Solve multiplications and discover the hidden picture.
A correct answer is rewarded with coins, A fast correct answer is rewarded extra.
3,4 or 5 coins buy a puzzle piece. The name of the fastest player is displayed in the overview.
This game is suited for the absolute beginners, who tend spend too much time guessing, or recalculating every answer. Talking Times Tables starts as easy as possible. The questions become more challenging while your child grows in skill. Even beginners repeat a lot of questions with little errors. Questions start easy, in ascending order,1x3=? 2x3=? etcetera.
The difficulty of the questions is adapted every time to the players skill.
This free game offers the times tables from 1 to 15.
Talking Times Tables uses the Text-to-Speech engine of the device.
Extra voices or other languages can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
Good quality voices from SVOX, Ivona or Acapela are commercially available.
ESpeak is a free text-to-speech engine for many languages.
The game development was based on 3 principles
1 repetition is the mother of skill
To become good at something, you have to repeat something over and over again. While repetition is a great thing, repeating mistakes should be avoided. This app uses something called "guided learning". The questions are built up, so it's easy enough to get the answers right most of the time. Thus, the whole phrase, including the correct answer, like `6 times 9 equals 54` is repeated many times. This instead of `6 times 9 is a big number with 5`
2 learning something you need to learn is easier
In games, learning the skills of the game goes automatically. To advance in the game, you have to become better. In this game, the skills you need to learn (the maths tables) are required to get further in the game.
3 Both seeing and hearing at the same time is more effective
Childrens learning strategies can be very different. While some learn easier by seeing, others need to hear things to learn best. This game uses both seeing and hearing to double effectiveness.
My Friend the BEAR is an Interactive Kids’ Story Book and puzzle game, suitable for Children aged 2-7.
Follow BEAR as he goes about his day. Find out WHERE he goes. WHAT he does. Meet his FRIENDS. And see what he likes to EAT!
Kids will be entertained again and again as they explore all the different sounds that BEAR comes across. Have the story ‘Read To You’, by the brilliant Kristina Yuen, choose to ‘Read It Yourself’ or play the games. It’s a great way to learn your ABCs and how to read… because it’s lots of fun!
10 Full Color STORY Pages.
10-15 INTERACTIVE Items per Page.
10 Puzzle GAMES Based on Story Pages.
FUN Narration and Voice Sound Effects by Kristina Yuen.
Option to ‘Read To Me’ or ‘Read Myself’
BONUS 'Search and Find' Activity.
MY FRIEND THE BEAR WAS MADE BY:
Story and Art by JJ Ley.
Narration and Sound Effect by Kristina Yuen.
Development by Daniel Peric.
Edited by Mathew Ferguson.
Special Thanks goes to the Grizzly Bears of Yellowstone National Park. *Thanks!*
The fingers and speech bubbles in the pictures below are there for demonstration purposes only. They're not actually included in the app. You'll have to provide them yourself.