App Friday: Gray Kitty Goes to School

Welcome to App Friday, our weekly link exchange of family-friendly apps. This week we are highlighting an app created by Susan D. Tiner of Tiner Financial Services and Martin D. Partlan of the Partlan Group, who collaborte on a character series of storybook apps called the Adventures of Gray Kitty. Susan and Martin elaborate on their series in this feature post from earlier this week, but for now, let’s find out about what happens when Gray Kitty Goes to School!

School bus illustration based on 1956 Blue Bird by John Lloyd licensed under Creative Commons.

What is your app about? The The Adventures of Gray Kitty story apps for children feature the introverted, shy but curious Gray Kitty character and his animal friends. In the second story, Gray Kitty Goes to School, Gray Kitty is excited to ride the big yellow school bus to school with his friends on the first day of school. He wants to make a good impression on the teacher but didn’t think to bring a gift for her. He feels sad when the teacher thanks the other students for their presents. Sadness turns to happiness by the end of the story as Gray is acknowledged for his answer to the teacher’s question about the reason why we go to school.

School house illustration based on Bell School House by B Garrett licensed under Creative Commons.

Why is it special? This new Gray Kitty story app has an old fashioned, retro look, is a universal iPhone/iPad app, has animated page swipes, both Spanish and English text and narration, and professional sound effects and music that enhance the multimedia experience. The artwork is created in Photoshop using an image collage approach with multiple filters to create a painting effect. We want the Gray Kitty stories to be charming and peaceful, appropriate for bedtime reading.

What’s in it for me? The Gray Kitty series of apps are always FREE to Download. There is no time limit to this appfriday! Enjoy at your convenience, and spread the word! Susan and Martin I’m sure would appreciate feedback and reviews so that they can continue to make these treasured stories for children to enjoy.

Related Apps Coming Soon, Gray Kitty and the Christmas Kitten, next in the series from The Adventures of Gray Kitty.

Current Events Heard of the movie Megamind? I haven’t been to see it yet, but I was just informed from the AppsMarketing.Mobi team about the new Megamind storybook app produced by iStorytime. If you are curious about the film, and whether it’s a good fit for YOUR family, I suggest previewing the content with the app. The storybook has static images of the film that you can read yourself or listen to in aut0-play. Try it out, and let us know what you think!

App Friday Link Exchange Our goal at Moms With Apps is to spread the word about family-friendly apps. Do YOU have a favorite app to share? Please participate in our link exchange and post it down below. Include the app name in the Link Title, your email, and a URL to the app. Thanks for your participation!

3 Replies to “App Friday: Gray Kitty Goes to School”

  1. Thanks for the mention of the Megamind App. Just for the record, the movie has made over $47 Million on its opening weekend.

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