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Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Sounds of Night App Blog Tour and $75 Best Buy Card #Giveaway

The Sounds of Night
Company name: Christian Apps 4 Kids
Founder: Jessica Kirkland
Type of App: Book app
Target Audience: Children ages 2-8 years
Availability: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and all Android phones and tablets.

The Sounds of Night is a book app that helps put a child's mind at ease when the lights go out at bedtime. This book addresses one of the primary feelings young children face; fear. The Sounds of Night reinforces the principle that God is the Creator of every creature. Since God makes all the animals that scurry and screech at night, children can lie down and sleep in peace.

FEATURES: The Sounds of Night has over 75 touch points/interactions. It has rich illustrations and 4 Bible verses on fear that kids can learn with their parents and share with their friends.

DEVELOPMENT: Jessica Kirkland is a member of Moms with Apps. She recently launched Christian Apps 4 Kids, which seeks to draw kids closer to Christ one app at a time. Her inaugural app is a result of the fear that was such a part of her life:
In every season of life, the Enemy would whisper the lie that I would “never make it” to the next. I believed it. Time and time again, I thought his words held power. As a young child, I never thought I would live to see my school years. Once I entered school, I never thought I would live to see the next day, next grade, or milestone in life. I listened to a very real enemy, even though I didn’t want to. Even though I came from a strong, Christian family, I felt powerless to stop the lies. Fear gripped me, stole from me, and taunted every careful step I took.
Jessica believes the only way to be free from fear, as an adult or child, is to replace fearful thoughts with God's Word. Her desire for each book project is that they not only build character, but help set kids free.







The book app was developed in partnership with ROAR.

Click this link for a QR Code Flyer which you can print to help spread the word)

My Thoughts
I can remember when I was little, laying in bed with the covers up to my eyes, holding my breath at every sound.  Every night was spent in fear and anticipation for the morning to come.  No one explained away the sounds of night that I was hearing so my mind conjured up monsters, ghosts, and other types of creatures.  When we had our kids, I did not want them to be afraid of going to bed and the darkness.  We came up with other ways to try and help them sleep, and for a while they worked.  One of the things I used was "Monster Spray."  (Room Deodorizer) Sprayed right before the lights went out gave them some satisfaction that they could sleep peacefully, and it took care of their stinky room at the same time.

If only I had this app when my kids were little.  It is great in explaining away all the night sounds while allowing full interaction with the child.  Although I would love to see it in a book format, I think with today's up and coming techy kids, the app works well.

About the Author Jessica Kirkland
Jessica Kirkland lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, Robb, and five-year-old triplets. She is an author and speaker whose greatest passion in life is to see young families grow deeper in their walk with God. Jessica's newest adventure includes launching Christian Apps 4 Kids,, which seeks to draw kids closer to Christ one app at a time. A recent release is a book app that addresses fear and scary nighttime sounds called The Sounds of Night, designed for kids ages 2-8. When Jessica isn't writing, you can find her cheering her boys on at the soccer field, or watching her little girl at the dance studio. To find out more about her current writing projects, connect with her at: Christian Apps 4 Kids or on her personal blog: www.jessicakirkland.com

GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY
$75 Best Buy Gift Card



To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post by December 16th at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. One comment will be chosen at random and entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway drawing at KCWC on December 19, 2011


To see a list of all the Blog Tour Hosts click here.

Disclosure: I received this book free from Kathy Carlton Willis Communications as part of their Blogger Review program.  I was not compensated in any way in order to provide a positive review. All opinions are my own. For further policy disclosure please click here.

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