Rotterdam, The Netherlands – After many years of writing and illustrating children’s books, Esther Naalden, the founder of Heppi and mother of two, launches the App “Bo’s Bedtime Story”. Esther, together with her husband and friends, created an App for the iPad that offers kids 2-6 years old a fun and educational story-game about going to bed. This App reinforces positive bedtime habits, making it easier for parents to do the same.
“With this App children will learn in a playful way to put Bo the Giraffe in bed by helping him, among other things, clean up his toys, get undressed before taking a bath, wash his hair, brush his teeth and read his bedtime story”, Esther explained that, “he even gets his goodnight kisses before he drifts off to sleep.” The music and sounds, produced by TuneTraffic, prove to be very catchy. “We tested the App with 30 kids and all of the comments have been very positive”.
Esther continues, “What makes this App unique is the fact that no other App helps parents create positive bedtime habits with their children. Also, we put a lot energy into the music and game aspects of the story as well as providing clear and colorful graphics.” The App is sold in an English and a Dutch version and has been available since the 9th of December in the App Store for $1,99 (USD) or Euro1,59. Esther enjoyed creating this App so much that she says, “We’re already in the process of developing the next Heppi App!”
“Bo’s Bedtime Story” is divided in 10 consecutive and interactive scenes. At the beginning of each scene the child will be told by Bo the Giraffe what needs to be done and how to help him. During the 10 scenes the child will use a variety of skills such as sorting, color recognition, matching, counting, listening and coordination to accomplish the scenes’ tasks. In the last scene, Bo will go to sleep and then meet up with all of his friends in his dream accompanied by the nice sing-along song “Hey, Hello My Name is Bo.”
* Color recognition
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 18.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Bo’s Bedtime Story 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Heppi (pronounced happy) was founded in 2002 by Esther Naalden to create cheerful notes in the world of children. In 2003 the first Heppi children’s book “When I am Grown Up…” (only available in Dutch) was published. Currently 21 Heppi children’s books are available. Bo the Giraffe and his friends are the main characters in the Heppi books and together they form a unique and colorful Heppi animal family. All Material and Software (C) 2002-2011 Heppi / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.