Noisy Book

Ages: 2 - 10Developer: Lumen Digital Operating System: iOS


Noisy Book is a brilliant app, filled with sounds to delight little ones. Open the app, with either your favorite book or story idea, tap the screen and start telling the story … and let the magic begin.

Through voice recognition and machine learning, Noisy Book brings stories to life through sound and visual effects. Specific words, such as “Once upon a time” or “nighttime” trigger a magical sound, or change the background.

While the voice recognition isn’t always exact, the playfulness of the content will overcome any minor hiccups. With over 600 sound effects to uncover, there’s a lot to explore. The app is free to download and play with; unlocking the ability to save more than one story costs a mere $.99 – well worth the cost. This app currently supports English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese (Simplified), but is only available on iOS for now.


Jennifer Wells ©2020 Parents’ Choice

For more than 20 years, Jennifer has been developing play experiences for children, with beloved organizations like Highlights and LEGO. With a Master’s degree in Children & Media, a Bachelor’s in Music, and a love of Star Trek, Jennifer has many layers.

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