Review : Jonty the Dinosaur

Jonty the Dinosaur could not go to sleep, is it because, he is cold? is he hot? is it too noisy?  This is a beautiful interactive story app for iPad, priced at £2.99.

main screen

The app allows children to interact with the story, via the Read it to Me button.  Unless you would prefer no interaction in which case select auto play.  A particular favourite of my daughters is the add to story mode.  In this you can add certain elements in to the story like an aeroplane flying past the window.

The music on the app is very pleasant and calming, which is great.  The colours and illustrations are also of a calming nature and encourage children to 'have a go'.  My daughters love to help with the pizza.

interacting with storyscreen shot from app

I love that in read it myself mode if your child becomes stuck on a word you can press it and it is read out loud for you.  I think this is a lovely way to encourage reading.

aids reading

The app is currently available for iPad but soon will be available for eBook, Kindle Fire and other Apple devices.  The app collects no personal information, is completely add free and contains no in-app purchases.  It also does not transmit any personal information.  

Everything about the Jonty the Dinosaur app has been thought out thoroughly including the loading page. 

loading page

 This truly is a beautiful app to own and one which my girls really enjoy

Jonty the Dinosaur website

For the purpose of this review I was provided with a code to download the Jony the dinosaur app free of charge.  All words and opinions are my own.

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  1. Oh this looks fantastic! I love dinosaurs and am off to pin on my dinosaur board.


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