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Celebrate Halloween With A Cool App For The Grandkids

Editor’s Note:  Today’s grandparents know that their grandkids are very tech savvy and so are they. Reading Meet Heckerty together is a cool way to connect and bond with your grandkids. The app is free…check it out!

Meet Heckerty, the first in Broomstick Productions’ Love From Heckerty series of apps, is a beautifully told interactive story that immerses children in the world of Heckerty, a hilarious green-faced witch, her cat Zanzibar and all the other inhabitants of a magical children’s destination — Spellbound. As kids enjoy playing with the app, Heckerty teaches them to read, increases their vocabulary and develops their learning skills. It has won rave reviews and is free up through Heckerty’s birthday on Halloween.

Heckerty has appeared in children’s education for over 20 years in the UK and was created by Ann Rachlin, Britain’s Royal Storyteller and an internationally acclaimed music educator, writer, recording artist, lyricist and speaker. Now Heckerty is the star of an app that combines the quality of traditional English storytelling with 21st century technology and creative talent.

The stories are narrated by renowned BBC broadcaster Jan Ziff, founder of Broomstick Productions and creator of Meet Heckerty. As she reads, the text appears one word at a time so children learn to recognize each one and build their vocabulary. Even better, they can tap on any word to hear it read aloud as many times as they like.

“We are delighted to see Meet Heckerty win Editor’s Choice from Children’s Technology Review, the most coveted award for interactive teaching tools for children,” said Ziff.  “The award underscores Meet Heckerty’s value as an educational product that at the same time takes kids on a journey into a magical realm, full of animation and fun.”

Meet Heckerty is currently available FREE on iTunes, the Amazon Android store and the Google Play store.

Meet Heckerty, a mobile app for Apple iOS and Android devices including Kindle Fire, has been awarded Editor’s Choice by Children’s Technology Review, a monthly publication dedicated to providing complete and objective reviews of children’s interactive media products. The publication refers to the new app as “a valuable contribution to children’s interactive media.”

CTR’s Editor’s Choice Awards are given to only the highest quality children’s products in the interactive media category,” said Warren Buckleitner of Children’s Technology Review. “These are ‘no fail’ products, worthy of their cost, and able to keep children engaged for days at a time.”


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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