The 'Magic Story Maker' bedtime storybook is designed to help parents share daily news with their kids in a child-friendly way. The app is designed for viewing on an iPad screen, and features several preset story themes. The familiar format is one that kids will adore, and parents are reading new content each night.
The news is updated daily, pulling content from USA Today. Just like flipping through the headlines in a newspaper, parents can share stories from the sports and travel sections. While informative for parents, reading from the finance section may be the most effective at putting kids to sleep.
Developers Toby Muresianu and Brian Fountain described that their approach helps young children to improve their vocabularies, "which leads to higher IQs later in life."