TGWK’s Review of “Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure” v1.2 (iPad)

Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure is an animated, interactive story adventure by developers zinc Roe Productions. Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure is based on the popular television show and the bestselling picture book series by Marie-Louise Gay. text. Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure is strictly a kids app and one that I think will appeal to kids of all ages.

This is the second Stella and Sam Adventure storybook app we’ve tried out here and like Rainy Days: A Stella and Sam Adventure, this one also features very well done animations and voice acting. Unlike some other story adventures on the iPad, this one is fully animated and plays out like a television episode. The only difference between this and a TV show is that there are parts of the story which are interactive where children are encouraged to participate.

The interactive parts in the story are fairly easy to play. Again, this is for really young children so the games in Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure are very easy. In fact, they aren’t really games, they are more like activities that help young children follow instructions while also being creative. The activities include matching shapes to make an object, building a snowman, and uncovering what is hidden in the snow. It’s very age appropriate and each activity is part of the story so it’s not just something random.

Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure is a great children’s adventure even though it’s a bit short. It’s almost like watching a short episode of the series with activities thrown in so that youngsters will have something to interact with and feel like they are part of the story. The story itself is pretty good but I do wish that they would put some text at the bottom so that we could read along with the story. Other than that, the app is quite nice and the animations in it are very good. The games are a bit easy but it’s targeted towards young children so I think they’ll really enjoy it in my opinion.

Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure is available now in the App Store for $2.99. It is compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Description

Play alongside Stella and Sam and their dog Fred as they go outside to look for their toboggan. Make pictures in the snow, decorate a snowman and discover what’s hidden under the snow. From zinc Roe games, the makers of the award-winning Tickle Tap Apps, the Stella and Sam Interactive Adventures combine stunning animation with three elegantly-designed activities.

SAM: “Where did our toboggan go Stella?”
STELLA: “Maybe it got lost in the snowstorm. Come on Sam, We’ll find it!”

The Stella and Sam Apps are based on the television show and the bestselling picture book series by Marie-Louise Gay. Stella and Sam books have been translated into fifteen languages. They have sold over one million copies and are loved by children all over the world.

Each Stella and Sam Adventure features:
-Beautiful fullscreen animation
-Three fun and simple games
-Quick navigation by chapter and game
-Support for English and French

zinc Roe is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 1-3, 4-7
Categories: Art,Creative Play,Early Learning,Shapes,Environment,Games

Visit stellaandsamapps.com to see the app in action and learn more about all of the Stella and Sam Apps!

[via App Store]

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2 thoughts on “TGWK’s Review of “Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure” v1.2 (iPad)

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