Disclosure: I was provided with an Son of the Sun download in order to facilitate my review as well as a gift to thank me for my time. However, as always, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are honest and mine.
I always enjoy finding new apps that my kids can enjoy but also learn from. Time on the electronics doesn’t need to fun or educational to me so when an app comes out that is both I love it even more. Son of the Sun and Wizard Lizard launched on the February 3rd for the iPad. The app has 10 chapters that are sure to keep your kids busy for a while especially with the more than 150 animations that will captivate your child as they learn to read.
Each page starts out with a story that either you can read or have a narrator read while the words are highlighted so your child can follow along. On the next page your child will get to interact with the page by pressing on the different characters (which goes along with the previous page).
While some stories focus on “the good guy defeating the bad guy,” Son of the Sun and Wizard Lizard teaches children that people can change, and that compassion and forgiveness can help make the world a better place. When the dastardly Wizard Lizard captures the Son of the Sun, the hero looks doomed. But instead of fighting, Son of the Sun uses his powers, and the story takes a surprising turn!
“Our mission with Son of the Sun is to create an engaging storybook that can also help develop a child’s moral compass,” said the founders of KidAppers. “Son of the Sun combines wonderful illustrations, a ton of interactivity and an important lesson for kids. We’re really happy with the way it turned out.”
- 20 interactive slides
- Over 150 animations and interactions
- More than 30 minutes of unique musical arrangements
- 200+ enchanting sounds
- 15 lovable characters
- Available in English, Ukrainian and Russian
- Fun puzzles with three different levels of difficulty
Son of the Sun and Wizard Lizard is available for $4.99 on the iTunes App Store
Kendall has really enjoyed playing with the app since it’s release by listening to the story and interacting with the characters. Makenna turns off the narrator and reads the stories to Kendall most nights which has helped them both settle down and relax before bed.