Review: Speakaboos App

By | August 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm | No comments | Educational, For the Kids, Media

We were recently contacted about reviewing Speakaboo’s new storybook app for kids, and we jumped at the chance. Our little one loves to settle down to a good book at bedtime — and with Speakaboos, it’s an interactive storytelling experience at that!

The Speakaboos app contains a growing list of 150+ stories with songs for kids, an app that was produced in part by the folks behind, SuperWHY!, and Blue’s Clues.


- Awarded National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval.

- Received an A+ from Education World.

- Named “one of the great websites” by the American Library Association.

- Described as an “impressive,” “indispensable,” and “valuable” resource for learning and literacy by Parenting, Kidscreen and Publisher’s Weekly.


As you can see, the graphics and illustrations are simply stunning. The animation is smooth and seamless, and the stories, though many familiar, are unique and one-of-a-kind in many ways.


There are several ways to engage (modes) within the app: “Read to Me,” “Read & Play” (involving extra background interactions and smaller plot lines), and “Read It Myself” (the narrator is silent, but individual words can be touched for audible pronunciation).




Download the app for free, and upgrade to a monthly subscription so that your children can continue to take advantage of the growing number of high-quality, interactive storybooks available in the various interest-themed areas of the app.


Speakaboos promotes literacy while engaging kids on digital devices:

o   Speakaboos interactive books can effectively compete with videos and games for young childrens’ attention and inspire a life-long love of reading

o   Child-directed experience allows kids to explore their favorite topics and interests on their own

o   Current subscribers consume 60+ storybooks, complete 80% of the books they begin and spend more than 2 hours per month on the service


Speakaboos is a great value:

o   For the cost of a single app ($4.99 per month) or $49.99 per year, kids can enjoy unlimited access to hundreds of stories via our subscription service

o   A one-time subscription purchase provides unlimited access anywhere (on any device)


  • ·         Speakaboos storybooks are educator approved

o   Educational pedagogy developed by Dr. Alice Wilder, our Chief Content Officer, and Head of Research & Testing for Blues Clues and Co-Creator of SuperWHY!

o   Interactive storybooks feature multiple reading modes based on a child’s reading level while animation, dialogue, and interactivity support comprehension

Speakaboos saves parents time:

o   Curated catalog of storybooks based on children’s interests

o   No more worrying about searching and paying for individual storybook apps

Created especially for growing minds aged 2-6, Speakaboos is a wonderful and fresh ways to get kids interested in reading!

Download the Speakaboos app from the iTunes store, then continue on within the app to the subscription info, if interested.


And be sure to check to Speakaboos on Facebook and Twitter!


Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product at no cost from Speakaboos via Child’s Play Communication in exchange for my review. I received no other product or monetary compensation for this honest review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”