FarFaria Children's Book App Review and Giveaway

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Ohayo Minna-san!! Okay…. well it’s more like Konnichiwa here in a little bit…

Today I would like to introduce the iPad app FarFaria! This app is aimed at children ages 2-9 years old. Who better to try this app than my very own Lisi? Who turns 8 next month (nooo!!!)
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FarFaria has a beautifully child friendly interface that makes finding stories for your kiddos fun and beautiful at the same time. The app is actually free to download from the itunes store. Which gives you access to one free story a day and no obligation to pay at that rate. Or you can pay $4 a month to have unlimited access to their over 600 stories (with five new ones being added each week!) as well as offline reading.

Preschool Playground¬†I had Lisi start with a free trial, and she liked the app as it was but really did want to read more. So we were given a free 6-months in order to have her fully experience the app. She was so happy and spends tons of time reading now. Which of course is great! There are so many books on there that I wouldn’t have thought to add to the house (lots of clutter so digital books are really great to have!) Plus I know that she’s not only playing dress-up games and draw-something on her iPad.

Here are some of FarFaria’s wonderful features:


  • Unlimited reading from our library of more than 600 stories.

  • Five new, engaging stories added every week.

  • Interactive experience is fun for kids and easy for parents

  • Every story can be read aloud with a Read-to-Me feature.

  • Reading-level badge on every story cover.

  • Offline access to read Favorite stories

  • No advertising. No hidden fees.


Lisi now reads from FarFaria every day, and even as a free app I have to say it is one of the best we’ve come across as far as access to stories that are enjoyable for her age groups. I will likely continue to use FarFaria once Lisi is out of the age range for it (though she’s reading at a 4.5-5th grade reading level, she does enjoy children’s books as you can see.) because of the range starting at 2 years. This means I can even use the App for books to read to Risi, or even Lisi can read to her baby sister. Yay for sibling bonding time! ūüėČ

For now, two Ohayo Okasan readers are able to win a three month subscription to FarFaria for themselves. I’d greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about the giveaway, I’d love to give lots of people the chance to win. ^_^

Are you ready?? Good! You can be part of the US or Canada to enter this giveaway, woo! 18+ please and minna-san, ganbatte ne!! You have until April 30th to enter!

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Disclaimer: We were compensated a free 6 months on the FarFaria app for this review and giveaway. TOne entrant per household, no purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited by law, must be over 18 years of age and in the US or Canada to qualify. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Confirmed Winner (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. The winner have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen and contacted. The sponsor will be responsible for product shipment to the winner, in this case being the creators of the app FarFaria. Contact Kisa @ aoiokasan@ohayookasan.com with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

9 comments for “FarFaria Children's Book App Review and Giveaway

  1. Emily P
    April 9, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    That looks like a really fun app for kids!

  2. April 10, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Looks great.. An app that is fun and helps kids learn – best of both worlds!

  3. Elisebet F
    April 10, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I’m going to download this for my son and see if he likes it! He loves it when I let him play on my iPad or iPhone.

  4. April 10, 2014 at 10:47 am

    I love apps that help engage a child in learning. This one looks fantastic with so many books to select for reading.
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  5. April 10, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    This is so cute! I can see any kiddo loving it!

  6. April 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    This looks like a fun app. I think my daughter would enjoy it.
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  7. April 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    That looks like a cute apps. I think my daughter would like it.
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  8. April 10, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Looks like a good educational app and I like that this app because doesn’t have advertising and no hidden fees.
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  9. April 10, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    That is a GREAT app! I wish it were in Spanish or in Finnish! I would LOVE to have it for my son!

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