BubbleBooks, a digital publishing house founded in Barcelona in 2012 that specialises in creating educational applications is now launching its first apps. These are 3 stories that feature a little elephant called Tembo as the main character. The Apps are for children of three plus years. They have been designed to help learn to read and respect the parameters of educational inclusion, whereby the story can be adapted to the reading ability of each child, independent of learning requirements.
On a visual level the apps from BubbleBooks include various adjustable features: up to 6 different fonts can be selected, the spacing between letters can be changed or different colours can be used in the text and in the background. These features have been developed based on legibility studies on technological supports.
As regards content, the apps incorporate multilingual games to perfect the lexicon in the selected language and to help young readers improve their vocabulary. In this way, the mother tongue is reinforced and other languages are learned and practised. All of this is complemented with educational resources to use at home or in the classroom.
In creating these apps, BubbleBooks has received advice from educators and educational researchers and from organisations like ONCE (Spanish National Organisation for the Blind), DISFAM (Dyslexia and Family), OIDEA (International Organisation for Specific Learning Difficulties) and Asociación Lectura Fácil (Easy-to-Read association).
This first collection launched by BubbleBooks featuring Tembo as the main character is adapted for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and can be downloaded in the Apple Store for 2.69 Euros. For a limited time only, BubbleBooks is offering the first app for free.
BubbleBooks aims to continue designing apps of high educational value for the Spanish and international markets.