An illustration from Le visiteur by Iching Hung
Storyplayr is is a digital library of illustrated and narrated French books for kids (roughly 2-9). For a $60 yearly subscription, you get unlimited access to their library, which you can search using key words, age groups – young kids can even use a picture menu to navigate through titles. Page-by-page illustrations appear on screen, along with a narration performed by voice actors OR submitted by subscribers, meaning a parent, grandparent, or even a child can record their own performance of the book and share it with the Storyplayr community.
Beyond being a great app for kids, it’s also a great tool for kids or parents learning to speak French – read through the page, then play the narration to compare your pronunciation!
The Storyplayr app is compatible with iPads running iOs 6 or greater, Android tablets and smart phones and any computer with an internet connection can access the library at the storyplayr.com website.