Edtech games firm Kuato Studios added a free Aladdin storybook to his Disney Story Realms app.
Aimed at children aged four to nine, the new interactive activity-packed experience is the 11th story on offer. He joins Toy Story 4, Frozen, Moana and The Lion King.
The game sees Aladdin and Princess Jasmine become playable characters in the land of Agrabah.
It offers a range of activities, such as puzzles, to encourage problem solving, memory development, coordination, and increased attention.
Research conducted for World Book Day confirmed that 40% of children read to relax, while 35% are happy. Unfortunately, 40 percent of children are in a situation where they cannot take books home.
As such, Kuato Studios has made Aladdin free to give all children the opportunity to read, regardless of their social position, which means children from disadvantaged families have an equal chance.
A whole new world
“As a father, I am well aware of the turmoil that families across the UK have faced over the past year,” said Kuato Studios Managing Director Mark Horneff.
“Schools were opened and closed several times resulting in difficult circumstances all around, and no educational setup would have been the same from house to house or school to school.
“While schools are open again now, restrictions are still in place. Knowing that all children learn differently and have different personal situations, whether they are in the classroom or at home, we have made Aladdin’s arrival free to give children a chance for an engaging experience that mixes education and entertainment with characters they already know and love.
Kuato first launched the Disney Story Realms app in 2019 thanks to a collaboration with Disney.