October 19, 2014

Get Access to 800+ Stories with FarFaria App Giveaway


If you'll remember in one of my previous posts, I reviewed a personalized book that encourages reading. Well, now, I'm doing an app-counterpart! Which I think is also great considering we are all surrounded by gadgets right now. I think either a real book or an app will work just the same, what's more important is that the kid actually is interested in hearing, reading and learning about it.
Choose from the 800+ stories!Tips are shown before reading the book.Read-to-me feature
This app that I'm talking about is the FarFaria reading app. Available for free download on iPad, iPhone or Android devices. It contains 800+ books and counting and they add five (5) new engaging stories weekly! In no time it will reach a thousand mark. These stories by the way, can be read either aloud by you and your kid or read by the app for you using the Read-to-Me feature.

To make it easier, I'll be describing what you'll see when you click each of the five (5) icons located in the lower part of the screen. 
1) Home - It's where you can browse: Recently Read, Book Club Activity, New, Popular Now, Seasonal Theme like Halloween Delights this time and Featured Theme like Bully Busters.
FarFaria - Home
2) Explore - A map-like page where you'll see eleven (11) different themes ~ Animal Kingdom, Adventure Island, BedTime Bluffs, GoodLan, Preschool Playground, Looney Lagoon, Make Believe, Genius Jungle, Sing Along City, Classics Grove and last but not the least, my daughter's favorite, Fairy Tale Falls. This makes it easier for your child to choose the story he or she likes. Each contains a huge selection of books.
FarFaria - Explore
FarFaria - Explore
FarFaria - Explore
Did you notice the single-letter icons (besides the PK) on the lower-right portion of each book? Well, those actually corresponds to books recommended for:

  • PK - Pre-K - PK (ABC book, Baby's Favorite Things, Colors, and a lot more!)
  • Kindergarten - A, B, C, D
  • Grade 1 - E, F, G, H, I
  • Grade 2 - J, K, L, M
  • Grade 3 - N, O, P
  • Grade 4 - Q, R, S

They call it the Farfaria's A-to-Z Reading Level System or FAZ for short. The Common Core-aligned FAZ system was created to help children excel in reading. It was independently reviewed by MetaMetrics ensures accurate measurement of text complexity, allowing teachers and parents to easily track children's reading progress.

3) Subscription - This icon will go away once you subscribe. I just noticed mine was nowhere to be found. LOL!

4) My Favorites - As discussed awhile ago, this will include all the books you starred. :) It makes it easier for your kid to find her favorite book.
FarFaria - My Favorites
5) Parents - You'll be asked to enter your birth year before you can access this one, which is a great feature so the kids won't mess up your settings. It contain details about the app, subscription management, feedback, kid's reading levels, book club and login credentials.
FarFaria - Parents Verification
FarFaria - Parents

Also, here's how it will look like while the book is being read. On the front or cover page, you'll notice four (4) icons on the top - Pause, Start Over, Favorite and Exit. All of which are self-explanatory. When you click Favorite, you'll have an easy access to it in the main page. My daughter definitely put this Beauty and the Beast story in her favorites, and also the story of Snow White. By the way, before you actually see this cover page, you might notice a 5-second download thing, which lets you access those books offline. You don't have to worry about not having wifi access.
Read-to-Me Feature
The word being read or spoken will be highlighted in blue. If you want to go to the previous or next page, just swipe to the left or right.
Read-to-Me Feature
Here's a congratulatory message when your kid is finished reading the book. You'll be given the option to Start Over, Favorite and take a photo or screenshot of this page.
Read-to-Me Feature
You'll get one story a day for free if you download the FarFaria app. But wait, why limit it to one when you can get a 3-month membership to FarFaria and get all-access to the 800+ books anytime, anywhere?! All you have to do is join the giveaway via the Rafflecopter link below! Awesome, I know. Thank me later, good luck for now! :)

DISCLOSURE
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

34 comments :

  1. My favorite books when I was a kid was the Amelia Badelia series.

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  2. That is an awesome app! I need to go download it. Now.

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  3. This is loaded with stories that would be educational for kids. These would also give them a lot of variety.

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  4. This is a great app! It also is niched so this should fly pretty good!

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  5. I loved reading Goosebumps as a kid. But this sounds great for my toddlers - and not so scary!

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  6. What a wonderful program for children. Thanks for sharing. I'll tell my daughter about it.

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  7. That looks like a wonderful reading app for kids! Interactive and educational!

    Cheers!
    JoAnna
    foreverinparadise.net

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  8. Looks like a great app. Have you had the chance to check out any of the books on it? I bet it's great for kids!

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  9. My kids love to read. This app will be perfect for them.

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  10. Wow what a wonderful app! As a teacher I am always looking for good apps to bring into the classroom for free choice time!

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  11. I didn't like reading much as a child. This app would have helped me a lot. Looks so fun!~

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  12. This is amazing! Is it wrong that I want to read them all for myself?

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  13. Wow, thanks for the giveaway! My kids will be so excited!

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  14. Wow, that looks like a cool app. I'm always looking for things to make reading fun and engaging for Baby Mash!

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  15. This is great for beginning readers. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Looks like a great app for kids. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Farfaria is a really great app! Great for kids!

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  18. My favorite book was Cat in the Hat :)

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  19. I see so many kids glued to iPads, so an app is really ideal. Looks really cool and interactive!

    www.Fashionabella.com

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  20. I would have loved to use this with my kids. I think this is a great app to have. I will share it with a few friends that have little ones.

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  21. Wow, this app sounds amazing! My daughter would love this to shreds!

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  22. I just love how it is all laid out in LANDS like that. I think this would capture a child's imagination.

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  23. This is amazing! I think I am gonna look into this as my son just started 1st grade and is learning to read! Thank you so much!

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  24. My girls would love this! Just entered the giveaway!

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  25. My kids love this app! :) It's a great way to get them reading.

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  26. This is a nice looking app. Seeing the book titles made me happy those are some great selections. I like the letter designator on them too.

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  27. This is the coolest app. Seriously, I just downloaded it so that my boys can read some awesome books! Thanks. :)

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  28. Ooh looks cool! I'll have to check it out!

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  29. I don't have an iphone or ipad for these but this would be great for my family if I did. I see a bunch of games I'd download.

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  30. Fantastic! I have never heard of this. I know several new moms who might enjoy taking advantage of this. Thank you!

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  31. Wow! 800 stories makes for a lot of fun and education.

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  32. This would be hours and hours of entertainment. I'm so glad you told us about this!

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  33. Wow, that is such a wonderful app! I'm going to download it. You can't count on it! :)

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  34. Oh I want to join! My kids would enjoy this for sure!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts!