January 14, 2013 § Leave a Comment
“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
~ Jacqueline Kennedy
Auryn proudly presents its Reader and subscription app: “Auracle”. Browse through Auryn’s Auracle library, try the Sample of the apps and buy those which interest you and your children.
Now you can also get an unlimited access to the library with Auracle’s subscription services, designed specially for parents and children who love to read NEW stories every time. Why waste time searching for new stories at the Appstore when you have loads of them in ONE reader app?
“The stories are downloaded to your iPad, so you can read them offline. And the company says that new stories will be added to the app regularly.” - AppsPlayground
The company, which has released lots of individual book-apps for iOS, now has a flagship iPad app called Auracle that gathers them together.” - The Appside
Make education fun with Auracle!!
December 14, 2012 § Leave a Comment
The Chalk Box Story by Don Freeman is being recognised as the app that encourages creativity in kids.
Read the reviews for The Chalk Box Story
“The Chalk Box story is the perfect app to get kids yearning to draw and use their imaginations to create something colorful” – Teachers With Apps in their app review.
“In addition to learning about colours, children will also be entranced by the part which they play in creating the book as the story emerges.” – Gill Robins for The Chalk Box Story in the app review.
“The drawings on each page is simply breathtakingly beautiful and cute!” - I’m a Full-time Mummy in the app review for The Chalk Box Story.
December 12, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Read what Carisa Kluver from Digital storytime has to say about Auryn’s latest launch – The Chalk Box Story by Don Freeman: http://digital-storytime.com/review.php?id=689
May 14, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Auryn’s entire Auracle line at a discounted rate of $.99 during Reading is Fun Week (May 13-19). Auracle titles include Miko “Goes on Vacation”, Since Lulu Learned the Cancan, Sister Yessa’s Story, The Perilous Pit, Randy Kazandy, Where Are Your Glasses?, I, Trixie, Who is Dog, The Emperor’s Race and many more.
“Anything we can do to promote reading amongst our youth is a positive movement for everyone,” said Umesh Shukla, Founder and CCO of Auryn. “We hope many children can take advantage of these great offers to enjoy the interactivity in sounds and visuals that go beyond the existing book experience. Today’s tots are demanding digital, and we are happy to provide the most award-winning line of storybook apps on the market today.”
List of Auracles on Sale for Children’s Book Week. Happy Reading!
|Edsel McFarlan’s New Car||http://bit.ly/ipheds|
|Tail Toes Eyes Ears Nose||http://bit.ly/iphtte|
|Love You To the Moon and Back||http://bit.ly/iphlov|
|Hurray for Pre-K!||http://bit.ly/iphhur|
|The Trees Grin Beside Me||http://bit.ly/s7ja5S|
|Dr. Duncan Dog on Duty||http://bit.ly/iphdrd|
|Miko – Mom, Wakeup and Play||http://bit.ly/iphm1|
|Miko – Mom, It Was Me||http://bit.ly/iphm2|
|Miko – No Bath! No Way!||http://bit.ly/iphm3a|
|Miko – Double Birthday||http://bit.ly/iphmi4|
|I, Trixie Who Is Dog||http://bit.ly/iphtrx|
|God’s Little Lamb||http://bit.ly/iphgll|
|Fruits for Little Lamb||http://bit.ly/iphfll|
|Hattie, The Backstage Bat||http://bit.ly/iphhat|
|Miko Wants a Dog||http://bit.ly/mi5iph|
|Miko Goes on Vacation||http://bit.ly/iph6mi|
|Miko – Where is Mimiki||http://bit.ly/mi7iph|
|Miko Moves Out||http://bit.ly/iphmi8|
|One Cold Night||http://bit.ly/iphocn|
|Randy Kazandy, Where are your Glasses?||http://bit.ly/iphran|
|Flash the Dash||http://bit.ly/iphftd|
|The Perilous Pit||http://bit.ly/tppiph|
|The Emperor’s Race||http://bit.ly/iphter|
|Since Lulu Learned the Cancan||http://bit.ly/iplulu|
|Sister Yessa’s Story||http://bit.ly/iphsis|
Free Lite Apps
|Edsel McFarlan’s New Car||http://bit.ly/liteds|
|Tail Toes Eyes Ears Nose||http://bit.ly/littte|
|Love You to the Moon & Back||http://bit.ly/lovlit|
|Hurray for Pre-K!||http://bit.ly/hurlit|
|The Trees Grin Beside Me||http://bit.ly/trelit|
|Dr. Duncan Dog on Duty||http://bit.ly/litddd|
|God’s Little Lamb||http://bit.ly/litgll|
|Fruits for Little Lamb||http://bit.ly/litell|
|Hattie, The Backstage Bat||http://bit.ly/hatit|
|One Cold Night||http://bit.ly/ocnlit|
|One Cold Night||http://bit.ly/iplicn|
|Randy Kazandy, Where are your Glasses?||http://bit.ly/litran|
|Flash the Dash||http://bit.ly/ftdlit|
|The Perilous Pit||http://bit.ly/litepp|
|The Emperor’s Race||http://bit.ly/liteer|
|Since Lulu Learned the Cancan||http://bit.ly/litllc|
March 5, 2012 § 1 Comment
Here’s a Story Strip for Pinterest.
Not everyone can be a dog. Some must be people. Some must be cats, or birds, or even skunks, although it’s hard to explain why anyone would want to be a skunk. But Trixie is happy, because she does get to be a dog – the best thing there is to be. The food, the belly rubs… if only she could drive, her life would be perfect! Bestselling author Dean Koontz gives readers a fun, lighthearted glimpse into the imagination of Trixie, his beloved golden retriever, whose quirky narration and irrepressible spirit will delight readers young and old.
February 29, 2012 § 4 Comments
Media Alert: Auryn, Inc. Supports National Reading Month by Offering a Different Free iPad Storybook App to Children around the World Every Day During the Month of March
Los Angeles, Calif. − February 29, 2012 – Auryn, Inc., the most award-winning digital publisher and creator of unprecedented children storybook apps for iPad and tablet devices, announced today that several of the notable and award-winning apps from the company’s popular collection will be offered free, throughout the month of March.
In recognition of National Reading Month, Auryn is giving away one free storybook app each day of the month to promote reading among children on digital devices. Among the titles available for free download during March will include:
- Van Gogh and the Sunflowers (USA Today Top 5 amazing kids book app and current Appy Award finalist) http://bit.ly/tJcR0D
- Teddy’s Day http://bit.ly/fL36eY (Winner of multiple awards including the first ever Appy Award)
- The Little Mermaid http://bit.ly/fmFHcj (Parent’s Choice Award winner)
- Bunny Fun: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes http://bit.ly/esZwBP (Parent’s Choice Award winner)
- Teddy’s Night http://bit.ly/fHmVc3 (Parent’s Choice Award winner)
March is recognized throughout the U.S. as National Reading Month; designated as such by the National Education Association. The organization will celebrate its 15th Annual Read Across America Day this year, a nationwide program that helps children discover the joy of reading and is expected to draw more than 45 million participants on Friday, March 2.
“Supporting National Reading Month with free storybook apps to inspire kids to read in a decade of all things video is a natural extension of our overall mission to encourage reading in the new age of technology,” said Umesh Shukla, Founder and CEO of Auryn. “We are thrilled to bring a renewed enthusiasm for reading to our youth by bringing illustrations to life through animation and interactivity.”
Recently published on DigitalBookWorld.com, an exploratory survey by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop revealed that most of the children in the study preferred reading an e-book to a print book and the comprehension between the two formats was the same.
About Auryn, Inc.
Founded by Academy award-winning visual effects experts from Hollywood’s top movie studios, Auryn Inc. is the most award-winning digital publisher of storybook and creative apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and other tablet devices. Uniting leading technologists and creative artists, Auryn’s patented technology enables the company to produce ground-breaking interactive content for the new emerging tablet medium. Recognized by the Producers Guild of America and Variety magazine as the Digital 25 top innovator in Emerging Media and winner of more app awards than any other digital publisher, Auryn is paving the way in digital publishing and fast-becoming the leader in children’s storybook apps. For more on Auryn, visit www.auryn.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest at: www.facebook.com/appsbyauryn and www.twitter.com/AurynApps and http://pinterest.com/appsbyauryn/
February 29, 2012 § Leave a Comment
A story strip made specifically for Pinterest. Do you like it? If you do, don’t forget to pin it!
February 14, 2012 § 1 Comment
When my daughter was in elementary school, I volunteered at the school book fair. About two minutes into my shift, an irate father marched up and demanded to know why we were selling the book “Captain Underpants“? He said his son purchased it the day before and would not put the potty humor book down. This father felt the story featuring the underwear sporting hero, was teaching students bathroom humor and to disrespect their principal. When I told him the principal in the book actually hated children and our principal didn’t, he was not amused. As I looked around the gym I saw a cluster of 4th grade boys in an impromptu book club hysterically laughing and the pages. I thought, how could this be a bad thing. Kids finding a topic that thrills them, having a pleasant experience with a book in their hand oppose to feeling like reading was a job. Kids reading a book written for kids! Would Scholastic Book Club approve something that would damage young minds? No they would not!
Was it the fact the hero wore tidy whitties with his cape? I bet many men make life changing decision’s or even acts of heroism in their under ware. What I know for sure is any way you can inspire a child to love books is worth it. Some kids fall in love with books because they see their parents’ passion for reading, others by the guidance of an intuitive school librarian, some because they see the movie first. Who cares why they love to read, as long as they read, because nothing matches the feeling you have as a parent when you see your child curled up reading for pure enjoyment.
5 tips to inspire kids to read
- Model for your children that reading is enjoyable and is something you do often and with gusto.
- Read aloud to your children every day.
- Label everything in your child’s room on a flashcards like bed, bookcase, closet. This makes the connection that learning to read simple words leads to learning to read books.
- Show children how useful reading is in their everyday life. For example, when children discover that reading is necessary to understanding directions for putting a toy together, playing games, or following a recipe, they will be more excited about it.
- Figure out what they are interested in a find books that support it
About the author: Children’s Lifestyle Expert and Author Lisa Dunn-Dern is a multi-faceted talent whose skill and expertise shines over many different areas of arts and education. Her second children’s book, “Dr. Duncan Dog On Duty!” published in 2007, features a family and their therapy dog that visits children in the hospital every week. This book received accolades from Yolanda King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King.
February 7, 2012 § Leave a Comment