Do you have a child that is afraid of the dark? All those unfamiliar sounds and shadows can really spook a person! Now, "there's an app for that." A new book app called The Sounds of Night helps kids understand what all the noise is about and why there's no need to be afraid. There's a version for Apple and Android, too!
My daughter Bethany enjoyed the app, and especially like touching the pictures to discover the sounds and animations that would appear. When she touched the tree on one page, the word "tree" appeared and the narrator said the word for her. As a mom, I really like that the app includes an educational element to help with early literacy. On some of the later pages of the book, the word appears without the sound, but I like the sound and the print together. There are four verses about fear at the end of the book. I'd like to see an update that includes those being read aloud, too. Nothing is perfect from the beginning; overall, though, I think this is a great app right out of the gate.
ABOUT THE APP
DESCRIPTION: The Sounds of Night is a book app that helps put a child's mind at ease when the lights go out at bedtime. This book addresses one of the primary feelings young children face; fear. The Sounds of Night reinforces the principle that God is the Creator of every creature. Since God makes all the animals that scurry and screech at night, children can lie down and sleep in peace.
FEATURES: The Sounds of Night has over 75 touch points/interactions. It has rich illustrations and 4 Bible verses on fear that kids can learn with their parents and share with their friends.
In every season of life, the Enemy would whisper the lie that I would “never make it” to the next. I believed it. Time and time again, I thought his words held power. As a young child, I never thought I would live to see my school years. Once I entered school, I never thought I would live to see the next day, next grade, or milestone in life. I listened to a very real enemy, even though I didn’t want to. Even though I came from a strong, Christian family, I felt powerless to stop the lies. Fear gripped me, stole from me, and taunted every careful step I took.
Jessica believes the only way to be free from fear, as an adult or child, is to replace fearful thoughts with God's Word. Her desire for each book project is that they not only build character, but help set kids free.
The book app was developed in partnership with ROAR.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica Kirkland lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, Robb, and five-year-old triplets. She is an author and speaker whose greatest passion in life is to see young families grow deeper in their walk with God. Jessica's newest adventure includes launching Christian Apps 4 Kids, which seeks to draw kids closer to Christ one app at a time. A recent release is a book app that addresses fear and scary nighttime sounds called The Sounds of Night, designed for kids ages 2-8. When Jessica isn't writing, you can find her cheering her boys on at the soccer field, or watching her little girl at the dance studio.
$75 Best Buy Gift Card
One commenter will be chosen at random to be entered into a grand-prize drawing for a $75 Best Buy gift card! Simply leave a comment on this post telling us what you've done so far to help your child get over fear of the dark. Leave your comment before 11:59 pm on December 15. The winner will be announced on December 19. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I was given a free redemption code for the app to review; no other compensation was given.