ב׳ באלול ה׳תשע״ו (September 5, 2016)
As parents to a young child, you may not always know how to explain what the Shofar is and why it is blown during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
‘Shofar 4 Kidz’ takes that worry right out of your hands and explains the meanings of the Shofar in a rhyming format made specifically for kids.
Shofar 4 Kidz, created by the good people at Valarmabash, is a short and sweet app that introduces young kids to the Rosh Hashana holiday.
Its a cute app with cartoons, the story of Rosh Hashana told by a father to his children, an explanation of the history of Rosh Hashana and has a soundboard that plays all your favorite Shofar sounds: Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah, Tekiah gedolah.
Picture little boys playing this sound over and over and over and over again. They love it! Better a holy Shofar than Angry Birds, right?
Parents can feel good about this app since the text (history and story) was written by an actual Rabbi.
The Shofar 4 Kidz app includes:
- A Soundboard that plays all your favorite Shofar sounds! – Tekiah, Shevarim, Teruah, Tekiah gedolah. Within the Soundboard, each Horn blast has its own rhyming meanings.
- A History of the Shofar written just for children.
- A hand-crafted loving and sweet story about a Father who uses rhymes to tell the story of the Shofar.
- Interactive High Holidays Dinner Table
- Beautiful customized artwork.
Important: To hear all of the sounds perfectly be sure to turn the volume up to 11 and turn off the vibrate switch.
(This review first appeared on the “The Kosher Shop-a-holic” by Shoshana Raff )
Shofar 4 Kidz’ developer, Jared Lerman, works in Financial Software by day and an X-Coder by night. As he told us “I have looked at the app market for Jewish apps and decided that I want to make apps that have a more modern feel to them.” It is his goal to make Jewish apps more modern for today’s generation of children. ‘Shofar 4 Kidz’ is his first attempt at that. Not bad start.
App: Shofar 4 Kidz by Valarmabash!