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If your child is anything like mine, they would much rather have a tablet in their hands than an actual book. He just hasn’t found that real love of reading yet. But I am working on it. I have always loved to read but admittedly picking up a book to read in the past few years has been low on my priority list. I am hoping that my son will find that love of reading and I can push my reading higher up on my list of things to do as an activity that we can do together. That is why I was thrilled with I was asked by the people at Together Tales asked me if I would take a look at their interactive reading adventure kit.
The kit that we received was called Capes in the Family. The premise of the kit is that after each chapter is read the child gets to use an app on a tablet/smartphone to play additional games incorporated with the theme of the book. At the beginning the child receives a telegram to get them started using the app.
My son loved the idea that he could use the app in between chapters and made him actually want to read. This was a huge plus for me. Aside from the standard app style games, there is also a scavenger hunt where the child looks for puzzle pieces around your home or wherever you chose based on clues that you input into the app as to where you hid the puzzle pieces. This was a lot of fun for both my son and myself. It was something we both got to be involved in. There was also another activity that was very similar to Pokemon GO. I had to set 3 local coordinates and then my son had to use the tablet to find said coordinates. The tablet would indicate if we was getting warmer when he was getting close or colder if he was moving away from the set coordinate. There are some other great parts included but I don’t want to spoil it for your own adventure.
At the end of the adventure my son gave it the 2 thumbs up and want to try out more of these adventures. Capes In the Family is currently the only adventure that Together Tales has available but others currently in the works. I can’t wait to see what kinds of adventures they are.
This is definitely something that I would recommend to anyone who has a reader between the ages of 8-12, especially a reluctant reader. Incorporating the app is definitely a plus in my mind to help get your child engaged. If you would like to order your own copy for to Together Tales and enter the discount code ABAHM to get a 15% discount.