Sometimes dads have the best answers to life’s biggest questions. Which is what you’ll discover when Lewis and Maddi pop the “What will I be when I grow up?” question on their father in this charming iOS Books app. Follow along in the What Will I Be? storybook to see how this caring dad uses everyday activities to help his young children think about their futures while also using their imaginations to dream big.
What Will I Be? App Features
What will I be when I grow up? Well, in the imaginations of little children future occupations can seem endless – and perhaps even a bit outlandish. And although you won’t find talk of mermaids or super heroes in this book, Digital Leaf does deliver a wonderful story that encourages young kids to dream big and imagine a future full of practical possibilities. Maybe he or she will be a teacher? An astronaut? Olympic athlete? Doctor? Or even a pilot?
The What Will I Be? book is part of the ‘When I Grow Up’ series by Digital Leaf, the developers of quality Books apps for children. In this iOS Universal app, Dad takes the lead role in answering that thought provoking question throughout 19 pages of a fun rhyming and “age-appropriate text” that your kids are sure to love.
Created for children 1-3 and 4-7, this iOS book comes with simple, colorful, and eye-catching artwork that has just the right amount of animation and movement to make the pages come alive without distracting from the overall story lesson. Original music keeps it lighthearted and fun, and the task of finding Mason, the cute Westie dog, on the designated pages also works to keep kids engaged to the end of the book.
Finding all 19 Westies will unlock a bonus memory card game featuring characters and objects from the story. Since this is a timed game, your kids can replay it over and over again to beat their previous completion time.
There is also the option to have the book professionally narrated by a male British narrator, or for you and your child to read it together the old fashion way. And even if you opt to read it without the narration, you’ll still be able to enjoy all the background sounds such as tweeting birds, crashing waves, and the like. Another nice aspect to this digital book is the choice to read the story featuring either the boy (Lewis) or girl character (Maddi) in the starring role.
Throughout this story Dad is a patient and loving teacher who apparently enjoys talking with and spending time with his child. They enjoy time together while taking a leisurely walk through the woods, down to the sea’s edge, and participating in the mundane everyday activities of normal life. Dad helps Lewis and Maddi complete math homework, bake a delicious pie, play in the backyard, and watch TV together.
It is during these regular activities that talk of future possibilities come alive for Lewis or Maddi. They take time to visualize life as a sailor, prime minister, master chef, actor, scientist and more. I love how Dad effortlessly leads the discussion and opens up the possibilities to be imagined on the pages that follow – giving his kids (and yours) the freedom to let their imaginations wander and dream of the future.
I have read a couple of books by Digital Leaf, one being Pancake Pandemonium, and have thoroughly enjoyed each one for its simple but fun graphics and whimsical and creative story lines that encourage kids to embrace the gift of imagination. But what I really liked most about the What Will I Be? Books app is that it highlights the father’s obvious involvement in his child’s everyday life as a positive and caring role model. It’s something kids want and need, and something every father should strive to be.
So if your kids are asking (and I’m sure they will/are): “What will I be when I grow up?”, let this dad offer some practical advice.
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About The Developer
Digital Leaf is a new, independent company, publishing children’s books and apps.
Founded in 2011 (in response to the emergence of the iPad and the Kindle as credible storytelling devices) our initial remit was to use digital technologies to make exciting children’s fiction. That’s still the core of what we do – seeking to establish digital storytelling formats that contribute positively to children’s entertainment and educational needs.