The owl hooted.
The door creaked open.
The snow crunched as we walked.
There can be times that you wish a book helped you with sound effects or a bedtime story came with a soothing soundtrack to set the mood for falling asleep. This is what the iOS app Novel Effect does.
Download the iOS app (Android app is in development). Look through their growing library of titles for a book you have at home or download one of their free ebooks. As the book is read out loud, Novel Effect matches music and sounds to go with the story. It’s a magical experience and it will renew interest in books you probably already have, but haven’t read in long time.
Bonus experience – ask your child to read the book to you and watch their eyes light up as the app plays sounds as they read aloud.
Here is a preview for the book The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats