Shofar For Kids App Introduces Young Kids To The Rosh Hashana Holiday

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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-holicby  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.

AppShofar 4 Kidz by Valarmabash!


Compatible: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Category: Education
Released:  September 22, 2011 (Updated: November 21, 2012)
Publisher: Jared Lerman  © 2011 Valarmabash!
Price:  Free (get app)

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