For grandparents looking to connect with their grandchildren, and parents with their kids, animated books are the way to go.
Convincing digital natives to read, and to have imaginative adventures with family members, could be a Herculean Task. Or it could be an act of play and excitement. The change in possibilities is caused by the addition of a little animation, and a little fun.
Animations in children’s stories can vary wildly. In the litany of options are pop-ups, roll-overs, click-to-play animation, auto-play animations, audio, and as many tweaks and shivers as necessary to inspire a child’s imagination. Take this demo page depicting a fortified castle on the beach. The flags wave in the same breeze that supports seagulls and pushes sail boats. A soldier bobs slightly up and down a secret hatch at the base of a flagpole. At the top of the pole is a click-to-play animation that triggers the story’s text to appear.
The next demo page features cascading laves as the family races in to chase an animal up the tree. The lead character pulses, prompting small readers to click her and bring up the text for the page.
With an in-house development and animation team, Nxtbook Media can bring any story to life with the wonders of custom animation. Get digital natives engaged with reading early by making it fun, and the near future of digital publishing could be the most animated one yet.