At the moment e-Ink screens are out of the picture because they don’t have color, but the iPhone and iPod Touch is another story when it comes to Sesame Workshop and its unique take on eBooks. Essentially kids can “read” the books while listening to a recording of the story being read by their parents. One title has been launched (Where is the Puppy?) with more to come. The app costs $1.99. ScrollMotion, the company that is partnering with the Sesame Workshop on this, is touting the “keepsake” value of having the recording, but I wonder if this isn’t going to be another way, in some cases, to shove kids off to the side and tell them to go listen to your dad reading the book when things get hectic.
Via the Wall St. Journal