In keeping with Hawaiiâ€™s role as an incubator for high tech creativity, local resident Ria Baldevia has just launched “Meenaâ€™s Magical Present,” a multi-media extravaganza for children on iTunes. Melding appealing artwork, child-friendly text and a world experience theme, the new app represents the future of childrenâ€™s books in the 21st century.
The intriguing interface allows parents to explore adventures with their children. And voice recording capabilities make it a great gift for those who are away from their little loved ones.
“Meenaâ€™s Magical Present” is the first app in a planned childrenâ€™s book series.
“Meenaâ€™s Magical Present” showcases the precious and loveable Meena and her adventure with a remarkable birthday gift. This beguiling little girl is awed and bewildered by her magical gift. The story takes the audience on a delightful and humorous journey as Meena pushes, pulls, climbs on and eventually opens her present, and simultaneously expands her horizons.
Baldevia wants to convey the message that everyone has the power of self-determination.
â€œWhen we realize our own power, itâ€™s a gift; opportunities and possibilities are endless. When our imagination can run wild, we can bring our dreams to fruition, â€ she says.
Parents can download “Meenaâ€™s Magical Present” at www.meenaandfriends.com for $3.99. The second Meena and Friends book app, “When I Grow Up,” is scheduled for release in October 2011.