Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Sarah The Little Fairy , Grandma gets lost!






Interactive story from the collection Sarah the Little Fairy. Stories that children will enjoy and which help them to understand some of life’s more complicated issues. Surprise your son or daughter with their photo as one of the stars of the story!

 Sarah has a very special secret: her magic doll Mina. 
When Sarah finds herself in a jam or needs some answers, she always turns to Mina. She just tickles her doll and says the magic words … and she comes to life as a real fairy!
Come and enjoy Sarah’s fun adventures between the real world and her own fantastic magical one.
A story with special animations for kids to find on some screens.



THE STORY:
Grandma Gets Lost. Sarah learns about Alzheimer’s disease.
Sarah and her family are getting the room ready for Grandma Mary, who is coming to live with them. She’s not very well, and everybody wants to help make her feel better. Her illness makes her forget certain things.

One day hundreds of shining stars appear in Sarah’s bedroom. Where did they come from? The fairy Mina uses them to show Sarah how to understand her Grandma’s illness, Alzheimer’s. And Sarah can use what she learns to find her Grandma and give the story a happy ending. Fun and learning for the family!



PLUS: Additional content to complement what’s taught as the main point of the story.




CHARACTERISTICS:
* Interactive educational app
* For ages 5 to 9
* Intuitive navigation
* Narrative in five languages: English, Spanish, French, German and Catalan
* With fun animation and surprises
* A variety of interactive elements
* Bring the story’s character to life with a surprise photo of your son or daughter
* Option to read without sound
* Original music and sound effects
* Test questions on the subject with a congratulations icon for the champion!
* Additional games
* Menu on every screen: Narrative on/off, Music on/off, Home, Games
* Bookshop
* Clues in the text to show where to discover additional content
* Contact: Facebook, twitter, email






Price & Availability
Sarah little fairy and grandma for iPad is available at the app store for $2.99
itunes




Little Star Review 

Sarah Learns about Alzheimer's Disease
is a story that is close to my heart  as my grandmother had Alzheimer's Disease amongst other things .
This beautiful illustrated and interactive story talks about Sarah and how her family are getting the house ready for this grandmother to come and live in .
It explains just what Alzheimer's is and how it affects the person and their loved ones.



For instance forgetting peoples names , what they look like , even forgetting the question they ask and repeatedly ask the same question as my wonderful nanny did .

One day Sarah's grandmother goes missing and no one can find her so Sarah goes to her magical fairy who then goes on to explain about the brain and shows it in an illustration of stars with pictures that Sarah can understand .she talks about Neurons and each star in the illustration is a neuron that hold a memories like a spoon  a scarf or even soup and so the spoon neuron's arm reaches out to the soup and so that's how we know that we eat soup with a spoon .


Then the Fairy shows Sarah a big black stone which represents Alzheimer's and the stone is eating that arm of the spoon neuron so now there isn't a connector to allow that person to know that we eat soup with a spoon .
it goes on to explain how people with Alzheimer's remember everything in their past but not what happens in the present day .

This is a fantastic book that will explain a lot of things we can't comprehend and shows just what a person affected with this disease goes through . They do understand what is happening to them but the debilitating disease jumbles up their minds .


This also has a great questionnaire at the end to see if you have really understood the book and also has a delightful memory game with music instead of pictures so you can match the sounds .

I recommend getting this book if one of your family members or someone you know
is affected so you can explain to your child or even to yourself what this disease is about and understand it.




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