~I was compensated for this post. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I will admit that I let my girls play on their ipads for car trips. For this reason I am always looking for apps that will entertain them while also teaching them a thing or two. Kazaz! is the exciting new app featuring a world of interactive, animated original stories that will challenge and ignite a child’s curiosity. It is most ideal for children ages 3 to 8, which is perfect for my 3 and 6 year olds. The digital stories combine sight, sound and touch to help maximize even the youngest child’s learning experience. With Kazaz!, kids don’t just read a story, they get to experience it!
Kazaz! is a magical planet made up of islands, each with its own distinct characteristics, artistic style, and ambiance. Some islands are enchanted, some are not, and some are a mix of both. Each island has a set of unique characters that will be featured in five to ten stories.
The Kazaz! app is free to download for iPad and currently has 3 stories:
- The Magic of Kazaz: Reveals the history of how Kazaz! became a magical planet. This story will always be free.
- I Am the Music Man: Sing along with the Music Man in this hand-clapping, toe-tapping rendition of a classic children’s melody for $1.99.
- The Story of Wooding: The tale of an adventurous young swan who sets off on an exciting journey for $2.99.
Kazaz! offers the ability to create up to three audience profiles so that more than one child in a family can have tailored experiences and individual progress can be tracked. This is a feature my mom of two girls can really be thankful for! No arguing about one or the other playing on their profile.
Discoverable gems are learning components that are embedded on each illustrated page of stories, waiting to be found by the audience. Tap the gems and get ready to learn fun facts!
Both my girls enjoy playing on this app and they can do it by themselves. Of course my older daughter has an easier time and with my younger one I am usually playing on the app next to her while she plays. This app gets plenty of squeals of delight.
Kazaz! will take advantage of Apple TV, so in the future the app can be enjoyed on the big screen, where the experience may be amplified with additional sights and sounds. Also coming soon, video versions of the stories will appear on the Kazaz! Kids YouTube Channel. Children can experience imaginative play with real-life 3D figures based on Kazaz! characters. Families can order print-on-demand collectibles through the Kazaz! Kids web site for an additional fee. Later this fall, families will be able to print a free gift, along with other items at home using their own 3D printers. Very technologically advanced of them to offer off these options in the future and that makes me even more excited for it.
Their monthly newspaper (not newsletter), KazazPost.com, will feature behind-the-scenes insights about our productions, human interest stories about our team members, as well as news about what is coming up in the world of Kazaz! They are constantly updating and I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!