The Nativity Story ~ an App Review

     I love reading Christmas stories to my children, especially during this holiday time. The Nativity Story App is an all new format for this family tradition. 

     It was easy to navigate. We found options to have it read to us or to read it ourselves. Either way, the pictures were reminiscent of books from my own childhood. 

     An option is also provided to read the Scripture verses from Luke. My children started memorizing this passage last Christmas and were able to read along when they couldn't recall every word. 

Tapping on the speech bubbles activated additional audio beyond the words written on the pages. 

     The story was presented in a thyming format which followed the meaning of the Scriptures shared. 

From the publisher:
About The Nativity Story

Where will baby Jesus be born? At the market? At a restaurant? At the inn? Readers of this book app can follow Joseph and Mary on their search for a place to stay in Bethlehem. Along the way they encounter a variety of colourful local people and animals. This is a fun and engaging way to share the original story of Christmas with the young generation and remind them what Christmas is all about.

Great for kids 2-10

Watch a video on The Nativity Story App: (Preview)

Why Kids Love This App

  • It's like a vintage pop-up book, with classic woodcut-style illustrations
  • By tapping and swiping, kids can help Joseph and Mary find a place to stay.
  • Knock on doors... Pull on the rope... Ring the bell... Open windows... Make people talk...
  • Create music! Help a band of angels play their instruments.
  • Lots of characters to get to know: Innkeeper, Merchant, Shepherds, Chef, A Band of Actors, Neighbourhood Children, Mary's Donkey, Farm Animals and of course... Angels!
  • Funny sound effects!

Why Parents & Grandparents Love This App

  • Nostalgia. It feels like a classic pop-up book, bringing back memories for parents and grandparents.
  • Optional Narration: Listen to the old-timey narrator tell the story, or read the story yourself.
  • EXTRA Feature: After the story, explore the original Bible text that tells the Nativity Story.
  • Amazing Visual Quality: Support for retina display

How is This Christmas App Different?

  • Production Values - It is a work of art: a rich visual and sound experience.
  • Interactive - We use the touch technology and animation to engage the reader in the story in an enchanting and educational way.
  • Age approach - The classic Bible story is retold here with an original and creative approach that appeals to young kids as well as adults.
  • Original - The app is designed like a vintage popup book and includes unique features such as interacting with a band of angels and playing instruments like trumpet and harp.

Disclaimer: A free download of this app was provided for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was provided. 

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