Fun children’s books and videos starring: your child

You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a video of your head superimposed on the body of an elf, dancing in a winter wonderland. Such is the magic of Elf Yourself by the hilarious company JibJab, a.k.a. the Spiridelli brothers.

Now that the brothers are also dads, they have a whole new landscape for their craziness: children’s entertainment. We already love their Starring You StoryBooks but now we’ve got their new multi-platform property to add to our list.

The StoryBots are little creatures that live in the world of technology, existing behind our screens, and popping out to teach kids various kid-friendly things like the alphabet, through music videos, activity sheets and eBooks, all made amazingly fun with their Starring You Technology which allows parents to upload a photograph of their child to the StoryBots website (or using the free StoryBots app) and insert him or her right into the action alongside the characters. Talk about entertaining.

Beep and Boop app from StoryBots

I also really like their new Beep and Boop app that functions as a high-tech reward chart, allowing kids to choose goals to shoot for; then you dole out the Beeps (good behavior) and Boops (not-so-good behavior) at will. It’s super easy to use and pretty darn funny to watch; the expression on my son’s face at his first Boop was priceless. Who knows, Beep and Boop just might be the home report card of the future.- Shari

Check out the StoryBots on the web or download the StoryBots app and Beep and Boop app on iTunes.

Shari

Shari Simpson love reading, cooking, and finding awesome apps for her kids. She lives in New Jersey but doesn’t dress like it. Don’t tell her we said that.

1 Comment

  • Reply October 12, 2012

    Jessica Malloy

    I was reading recent reviews complaining about the app crashing a lot since an update – have you experienced this? Thanks.

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