StoriesAlive Subscription-Based App by Auryn Offers ‘Go-To Digital Library’ for Children {ad} {holiday gift idea}

You've had a long day at work. All you want to do is come home, get ready for bed and fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. But, as a parent, we all know that is not realistic. There is always so much to do before the idea of getting any rest should ever cross our minds. Besides, you cannot skip out on the nightly routine of reading your child's favorite bedtime story, now can you?! Absolutely not. Let's just hope you can stay awake long enough to read the book you've read 189 times before. If not, there is a new app that may help you switch things up a bit and offer more story selections that would make everyone excited. Introducing, StoriesAlive.

Auryn, Inc., the most award-winning digital publisher of children’s apps, announced the release of StoriesAlive (, Auryn’s first subscription-based library app for children ages 3 to 8. StoriesAlive offers families an easy and affordable way to enjoy Auryn’s award-winning collection of hundreds of stories that engage, entertain and encourage learning among young readers. Kids can delight in a thoughtfully procured collection of stories from treasured classics and favorite fairytales to modern day bestsellers from renowned children’s book authors. This includes critically-acclaimed stories such as What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day? and Alphabet Animals, winners of Parent’s Choice and Appy awards and “Best of” Kirkus Reviews.

StoriesAlive is FREE to download on iPad and Android tablets and comes with six FREE-trial stories. For $7.99 per month, children can access hundreds of interactive stories; new stories are added on a weekly basis, including premium story apps, for an ever-expanding library. Once a story is downloaded, an Internet connection is not needed, making StoriesAlive perfect for on-the-go families or for cuddling and reading at bedtime.

Some of the interactive features included to encourage reading engagement and improve comprehension skills among young readers are:

Personalization of text and voice: Each StoriesAlive title has an option for the text and voice of each story to be changed, making for a completely unique experience and allowing children to connect with the story to read it again and again.

Create your own Hot Spots: A whole new level of personalization, Hot Spots allow readers to create their own spots in the story by selecting areas to add any sound effect. Readers can select a character and add his/her voice to it and play it back for fun and learning.

Vocabulary Builder: In addition to a dictionary for readers, titles for young readers include Pictionary to help clarify the meaning of a word for improved comprehension.

Read To Me/Read It Myself: Each story comes with the standard interactive feature of Read to Me, a read aloud functionality with the word highlights. Users have the option to turn off Read To Me, allowing readers to read the story at their own pace.

Premium titles come with additional individualized interactive features such as animation, games and music in addition to standard interactive features.
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About Auryn, Inc.:
Founded by Academy award-winning visual effects experts from Hollywood’s top movie studios, Auryn, Inc. is the most award-winning digital publisher of children’s storybook and creative apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and other tablet devices. Recognized by the Producers Guild of America and Variety magazine as the Digital 25 top innovator in Emerging Media and winner of more app awards than any other digital publisher, Auryn is paving the way in digital publishing and fast-becoming the leader in children’s apps. For more on Auryn and StoriesAlive, visit and Follow StoriesAlive on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest at: and

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