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Joy Tales Books app review: original stories for kids



If you're looking for that perfect book to add to your child's bedtime routine we have an app which features a collection of original stories. The Joy Tales Books app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone and is ideal for kids ages two through six. What's great is that the stories aren't just fun to read; they look at everyday life situations and problems that may pop up and discuss ways to deal with them. The app offers an interactive experience, which of course will keep kids entertained.

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Read and Engage with your Child

Reading with your child is a wonderful and educational activity for parents and teachers to do with kids. The Joy Tales Books app gives you the ability to read seven original stories, all of which offer interactive animations. The books offer voice-overs and because the app supports multiple languages you can also enjoy the voice-overs in a variety of languages. The app has been designed to be child-friendly with easy-to-use controls and navigation. There are no ads either so parents know it is child-appropriate content.

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There are a number of in-app purchases available, which are all additional books. These range in price from $2.99 per book or $5.99 for a six book bundle. Users have given the app a strong rating of four out of five stars. Parents comment on how fun the app is to use, how engaging it is, and that even the characters are appealing to kids.

Enjoy interactive animations in the books
Enjoy interactive animations in the books

Enjoy Reading Together

The Joy Tales Books app really promotes the joy of reading and shows kids just how much fun it is to step into these different books and enjoy them. There are a variety of fun details in the app as well as handy features to make the experience smooth. Each of the original stories also offers illustrations that are meant to appeal to kids. If you need to stop reading halfway through the book, don't worry: you can make use of the bookmark tool.

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Kids can enjoy the books in a variety of ways; they can have it read to them with the audio narration, they can read it themselves, or have parents read to them. Of course they can then take part in the interactive elements and there are three games to play. What I like is that this app gives kids some independence because if you are unable to read to them they can still listen to the recording of the story.

Listen to the recording of the book being read
Listen to the recording of the book being read

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Pros and Cons


  • The app is child-friendly when it comes to the menus and navigation
  • The stories are original and feature engaging illustrations
  • There are a variety of interactive elements
  • Kids can read the stories, use the recording, or audio narration
  • There are a variety of games


  • The books can get pricey if you are buying them individually
  • There aren't a ton of games or added features, just a basic amount

Enjoy the available games
Enjoy the available games

Final Thoughts

The Joy Tales Boos app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone gives parents a way to engage with kids and read them some rather entertaining original stories. The app is sleek, well done, and really fun to use.


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