Bring stories to life and encourage a love of reading with Augmented Reality!

App of the Week


12 word description of app/product:


Bring stories to life and encourage a love of reading with Augmented Reality!




App Only


iOS: iPhone 5 or newer iPad mini 2 & 4 iPad Pro (9.7 inch) iPad Air 1 & 2 iPad 4



What does it help with?

Pai Storybooks helps children learn to read with read aloud options and increases reading comprehension through interactivity.

What grade and age range?  

Pre-K – 3rd grade

Is this core/supplemental/special needs/extracurricular/professional development or what?

Can be used for core, supplemental or extracurricular lessons. Great for center work!

What subject, topic, what standards is it mapped to?

ELA to assist with learning to read.

What lesson time does it use?


What is the pricing model?

$14.99 for each book and the App is free.  Or contact for special classroom set pricing.

Are there services around it?


What makes Pai Storybooks  unique?

Bring fairytales to life with our Augmented Reality Storybooks. TJ and the Beanstalk puts a new twist on the classic children’s tale. Children can interact with the story and become a part of TJ’s exciting adventure. Reading truly comes to life with 3D storybooks!


Product benefits:

  • This is the first story to be released as a part of a series of 3.  We will be focusing on classic international stories that teach positive life lessons
  • Pairs with our free app to create a unique interactive reading experience with rich, detailed illustrations will come to life in 360 degree animations! 
  • Encourages a love of reading and is great for young readers as they can follow along with the story

A description of the characteristics--how is it designed for user interface, user experience? What instructional design principles are at work here?

It is an engaging way to bring technology into the classroom, turning any lesson into an interactive and hands-on experience.


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