Delphine Doreau of Non Dairy Diary has a new iPad app called Little Bunnies ($3.99) that will sure to delight the little ones in your home. You really can't go wrong with cute bunnies! My daughter Chloe loves this app and plays with it all the time. We will play it together and she'll say "bunny game!". I've been a fan of Delphine's wonderful illustrations for years now and love that the text is narrated by a fellow Glam blogger, Tami Yu from Fete a Fete.
The iPad apps narrates a sweet tale about each of the bunnies with a simple sentence or two before each bunny is presented. There are 14 bunnies in all. The illustrations and design is just what you'd expect from Delphine if you read her blog (and please, you should!) – beautiful watercolor pictures and adorable, cuddly bunnies giggling or waving on the screen. The animations are elegant and sync well to the story, as well as to the overall calming music that plays in the background. This app is a breath of fresh air from those that get a kid's attention with obnoxious midi music and fast paced animations. It teaches them to slow down a bit and learn to look at the pretty details. I love that because it's also beautiful for me to enjoy as well.
Chloe's favorite is the sneezing bunny where the little bee buzzes through, lands on the bunny's nose, and then he sneezes. She'll sneeze too, laugh and then play that whole scene again.
Delphine created a wonderful menu system that is there throughout the story. At any point you can click the top area and the menu comes down. The buttons are also perfectly sized for little fingers. I love that kids can also record their own voice and sounds on each page to add to the story. And the menu screen of all the bunnies is one of Chloe's favorites so she can click on each of her bunny loves and enjoy interacting with them.
You can also pick up the French version, Petits Lapins ($3.99) which narrates the story in French.
Enjoy this iPad app with your little one, especially as we all cozy up for the holidays and cold weather indoors. It's a wonderful delight that you will enjoy with your little ones day after day!