Mudbuddy is the new iPAD book for kids that brings attention to the ground beneath our feet, and introduces them to backyard environmentalism. Kids love to learn things, like what is the purpose of bugs, dirt and worms. Mudbuddy will help them learn about and answer those questions.
Mudbuddy is a new interactive storybook app for the iPad (available on iTunes) for families and kids who want to learn more about the organic world around them, as well as teach children about how they can make a positive impact on nature and our environment.
The first of the series, Mudbuddy allows children to learn through simple stories, humor, and touch-screen interaction, readers can help Mudbuddy, the very adorable and slightly confused glob-of-mud-main-character, and his friends learn more about each other and their special abilities. Readers can manipulate the screens, drag and click, open up new scenes and bring the characters to life!
Hailing from Lightborne Studios, a world-class production house and design factory in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mudbuddy author, Ben Nicholson, and illustrator, Kurt Koch, have created a new children’s book app which parents are sure to love and is sure to even have reluctant outdoor enthusiasts – and their parents – running outdoors to find their very own Mudbuddy and hopefully plant some seeds of their own.
“It can be socially disconnecting to use a wireless device. I’m guilty myself. But tablets such as iPads are interactive tools and should be used for engagement, and not just for escape,” says Nicholson. “We hope the Mudbuddy app encourages parents, together with their children, investigate and interact with the world around them—and make a positive impact too.”
It’s an app that reads like a book. With charming illustrations accenting the story’s vibrant and often hilarious verse, Mudbuddy takes children of all ages to a never-seen underground world of environmental adventure where rocks talk and mud morphs. Clever situations and colorful imagery bring this new app book to life with wit and adventure. Written in language that is fun and silly, parents, caregivers and teachers can have fun reading this book to children, or they can have the built-in narrator read the pages aloud. There are laugh-out-loud sound effects and images too.
Mudbuddy also includes the following themes:
• The size of the globe, versus a state, city and neighborhood
• The endless activities that occur under our feet
• What is the purpose of dirt?
• Ways to understand what is silly and why
• Discovering how fun the outdoors can be
• Uncovering your own special abilities or purpose
The story lends itself to discussion and engaging your imagination! How would you feel if you were Mudbuddy? What purpose would you like to have, that of the seeds, the water, the mud, etc? What colors are your favorites? Why? Does your belly grumble like Mudbuddy’s when you eat too much or too little? Did you know that grubs, worms, bones and moles were under the very ground you walk on? What else is under there?
“Backyard Environmentalism means that we can teach our kids about nature by giving them an appreciation of the things right outside their door,” adds Nicholson. “We can’t begin to change the world unless we start at home. Mudbuddy is a vehicle for this message.”
Mudbuddy is available on iTunes and available here for $1.99: https://itunes.apple.com/app/mudbuddy/id640794022?mt=8
May 9, 2013 – 5:42 PM - | Posted in promotions, Reviews | No Comments »