For parents the realization may be familiar that although classic fairy tales contain eternal morals and lessons, they cannot always hold the attention of children growing up nowadays. They lack that extra fun and challenge that makes the story truly captivating. But do not worry as a new solution that combines tradition with modern needs is available now.
In the eFairytales interactive mobile application classic tales can be read and re-experienced accompanied with brilliant illustrations. The stories are complemented with thematic, age-appropriate games and puzzles which help develop a variety of skills from counting through motor skills and dexterity to memory. With these interactive tales children can be introduced to digital devices and can learn the basics of their use through content that is interesting to them. Further advantages of the application include that it is compatible with both Adroid and iOS operating systems and the tales are available in English, German, Spanish, Croatian and Hungarian.
The project implemented within the framework of the Hungary-Croatia Cross-Border Cooperation Program, Interreg, effectively contributes to the quality education of children living in the border area by offering young people traditional tales in a modern way.
In addition to the specialists of the Croatian application developer company BLUE FACTORY and illustrator Szonja Ferling, a child psychologist was also involved in the development of the application, who helped to shape the playful tasks to suit the different age groups. Marketing activities were coordinated by FERLING Kft., and their implementation was supported by BLUE FACTORY in Croatia.
The project was concluded with a press event held in the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter in Pécs, where those interested had a chance to meet with illustrator Szonja Ferling and Matej Sudar, the Croatian coordinator and art director of the project.
Official project data:
Project name: E-FAIRYTALE – Development of an interactive application based on well-known fairy tales
Project ID: HUHR/1602/2019-LLP2-001
Project duration: 1 December 2019 – 31 July 2021