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
June 5, 2012 § Leave a comment
Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them. Encourage your children to learn more about nature. Happy World Environment Day!
For all the mommies, here’s a chance to win an Auryn Goodie bag for your kids. All you have to do is – Share your children’s pic playing outdoor games or surrounded by nature or playing in a park, etc. This World Environment Day, we at Auryn wish to promote the importance of nature amongst children.
Please tell your friends to “Like” the Apps By Auryn page so they can cast their votes by clicking “Like” on your children’s picture! The picture with maximum likes (votes) will win a Goodie bag from Auryn.
Here’s how to enter the contest:
1) Post your child’s outdoor picture on our Facebook Page
2) Ask your friends to “Like” Apps by Auryn Page to vote for your little one’s picture. Maximum number of votes would make you the winner of a fully loaded Auryn Goodie Bag
Contest ends on June 10, 2012.
The goodie bag consists of – 1 Auryn app(Priced between $3.99 to $5.99), 2 Auracle apps(Priced between $1.99 to $3.99), 1 Mimiki soft toy and a copy of “A Big Little Life” (Hard Copy) personally autographed by Bestselling Author Dean Koontz.
The winning picture will be featured on Apps By Auryn page. Fill our page with adorable pictures NOW!
Also, check out storybook apps educating children about the environment
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|
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.