Over the last few days we’ve been playing with the new Gruffalo: Photo app. We love the Gruffalo and any Gruffalo app is bound to be a hit with my children. This one encourages children and their families to explore and take photographs of the world around them.
Basically you can take photos and embellish them within 4 exclusive Gruffalo frames. You can then personalise the photos using character stickers, phrases and artwork from the iconic picture book. The app also comes packed with activity suggestions to inspire children to take a closer look at nature and photograph the things they find when out and about.
Gruffalo: Photo automatically stores all photos taken within the app so as not to fill up your camera reel. However, you can turn on a button to let you export the photos you want to save and print. To turn the export and the delete buttons on go to your iPad/iPhone’s settings and scroll down until you find the Gruffalo: Photo icon on the left hand side. Upon pressing this you’ll see an on/off button to ‘Show Export Button’ and ‘Show Delete Button’. When turned on these buttons appear on the individual picture editing pages and Sticker Book respectively.
We’ve all been enjoying the app. My only suggestion would be that it would be good if you could use your own photos from your camera reel. My 4 year old has been taking lots of photos within the app but they’re all a little wobbly and out of focus! I love the gentle music and the fact that it doesn’t clog up my iPhone or iPad memory is a great feature.
Gruffalo: Photo is available to download exclusively via the App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad Mini, priced at £1.49.
The app’s release comes as Forestry Commission England prepares to open 24 woodland activity trails for The Gruffalo’s Child tomorrow (Friday 3rd October). For more information and downloadable activity sheets, click here.