Free Children's Books: FarFaria Education App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Intuary
  • Updated: Feb, 14 2012
  • Version: 2.22
  • Size: 60.01 MB

Languages: English


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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
2 Ratings
All Versions:
545 Ratings


Over 600 Amazing Books and New Stories Every Weekday means that Story Time has Never Been Easier!

One Free Book Every Day and Unlimited Reading for Subscribers.

FarFaria's library has hundreds of fun and educational books for kids ages 2-9. FarFaria will help your child develop a love for reading and encourage your family to read together more often.

___What the Experts Think___
- “BRAIN EXPANDER” –Parenting Magazine
- “A SOLID LITERACY TOOL” –Common Sense Media

Explore Our Far, Far Away World with Your Children Today!
- Get Started for FREE! No subscription needed!
- New books added every weekday!
- Unlimited reading from a curated library of children's ebooks.
- Read-to-Me in EVERY story—even when you're offline.
- Reading-level Badge on every story cover.
- Offline access to your Favorite stories.
- Low monthly cost for unlimited reading.
- Over 600 EBooks and Songs, plus Five New Releases a Week
- No advertising. No hidden fees.

___More Information about FarFaria___
Try it for Free with no commitment to subscribe. Then, subscribe anytime for just $3.99 a month—less than the cost of one new book—and cancel at any time.

By offering hundreds of quality stories in one place, FarFaria saves parents time and through the interactive, engaging story discovery experience, FarFaria encourages children to stumble into new stories they’ll love forever. FarFaria offers Classic stories from the Bible and every corner of the world along with fun original e-books to ensure endless reading possibilities. We believe that every story is an opportunity for learning and enlightenment. We want to ensure that kids have more and more opportunities to read and that parents and teachers can easily get more value out of the time they spend reading with their children.

______Subscription Information______
FarFaria's Subscription Offering is as follows:
1-month subscription of new stories every week for $3.99, automatically renewed until canceled

________Subscription Terms__________
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of subscription purchase (not at initial install of FarFaria)
• Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours of the end of the current period at the standard monthly subscription rate of $3.99 per month
• You can manage your subscription or turn-off auto-renewal at any time by going to the your iTunes Account Settings after purchase
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
• Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication
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Customer Reviews

  • Wonderful app!

    by Robin aree

    Works beautifully! The book selection is outstanding with topics that will appeal to all children. There are plenty of nonfiction too. The only problem is that I have to iPads that are on the same iTunes account and it only recognizes me as a subscriber on one. That's very disappointing. I don't see away to login and have the subscription recognized and not limit me to one story a day. I love how you can save favorites to download and use offline in case you are off wifi.

  • Good stuff

    by BjornLouser

    Plenty of stories to choose from… pleasant narration and artwork

  • A library for kids on your iPad!

    by HWall

    We have had the Farfaria app for over a year now. We love having access to so many books on our iPad! It really is like having a library for kids at your fingertips. There are a wide variety of books to interest many readers. We have two girls, ages 6 and 9. I mainly bought it for the 6 year old but the 9 y/o enjoys reading many of the stories too. The only problem we have had with this app is that it occasionally crashes or it won't open, but this only seems to happen once every 7 or 8 days and if we turn the device on/off, it will reboot and start working again.

  • Great app.

    by As4me

    We purchased this app for my four year old. She loves it. We still read to her often. My oldest uses it too as they have a variety of levels. The wide cultural range is nice too. The stories are from all over the world.

  • My toddler loves this!

    by Axillon

    The illustrations are professionally done, variety of stories from trucks to fairy tales and reads for me when I'm tired. Well, they can still improve the loading time of the app and the stories. But other than that, it's great and highly recommended.

  • I love it a lot

    by Negrito chambaculero

    Like it

  • Hope they fix it

    by Choirteach

    My daughter lives this app. We used it for bedtime stories every night until the latest update. Now it crashes constantly. If they fix it I'll change my rating to five stars.

  • unsure

    by Marcellait

    I do like this app quite a bit. My **only** problem is that I am not sure the level 1 readers are for true beginners. My son is in kindergarten and is just starting to read. Some of the level 1 readers start off appropriate to his level but then get gradually harder throughout the story. It makes him frustrated, thus takes away from the reading experience. I teach reading to beginners so I can tell that the level 1s are a bit inconsistent with what they claim to be. Once he gets better at reading this will be a great app. I was just hoping to find readers that support his true beginning level.

  • Fantastic Children's Book APP

    by DanaC

    We got this when my son was 2 yo - he is nearly 3.5 yo now and this is FANTASTIC. A endless supply of children's books for under $5 a month! Love the option to have it read to him or we can read to him. They are updating to highlight the words as they read - I'm hoping they do that for all their books. Love that they add in seasonal books. They update their library on a regular basis. Fantastic app.

  • Fantastic App!

    by Urthmama

    I am a mom of three children ages 7, 4, and 2. Far Faria is an AMAZING app! If my children only had one app, this would be it. Well-worth the monthly price and fantastic customer service, too.

  • Great Kids' Stories

    by Inuksuk99

    A fantastic app, particularly with the new Lands. My kids love the app and look forward to the new stories each day. Highly recommended.

  • Cindirela

    by Marthis81

    it is wonderful to have these stories for my grankids

  • love love love this app

    by urbantxmom

    this is a great learning tools for young learners. my son and I look forward to our nightly book reading before bed. the selections are awesome and the different levels are a plus.

  • Great ap

    by Marra n Mo

    My son loves this ap, I just wish it was more affordable. I would pay a good sum for full unlimited access, but not monthly so we discontinued to use one that is not as good but one price. Something to think about.

  • You NEED this for your child

    by Wi Home inspector

    My daughter Ava is 8. She started using this app 3 weeks ago. She has to read 20 minutes a day for school. With this application, I don't even have to ask her to do her reading. Week 1 she read 20 books, week 2 she read 29 books, and week 3 she is up to 31 books! She is becoming such an advanced reader thanks to this app. it is so worth it.

  • Parent

    by Maki mami

    Highly recommended by a parent to other parents. The choices of books are great, as well as illustrations. There is an option for someone else to read a story for your kids, which for some reason my kids always prefer. But this is not surprising because the readers are excellent and make different voices! The older of my kids gets a daily assignment to read a book by himself, and I am choosing which levels he is reading. The best part is that the favorite stories can be tagged as favorite and that makes them accessible when offline. We love Farfaria!

  • Awesome story time

    by Mmrothberg

    This is a great way to put your kids to bed. A lot of awesome books to chose from.

  • Daily use!

    by Dj7949

    So glad this was a featured app months ago. 2 kids 6 & 5 and we use it daily. It is part of our nighttime routine with real paper books. During the day the kids use the "read to me" feature often. I feel the monthly subscription is well worth it.

  • FarFaria app

    by DDWills5

    We love the FarFaria app and the stories they offer for many children's ages. Well worth the subscription! Our children read or listen on a daily basis and have even memorized some stories. Thank you for this app :)

  • Sir moonrainbow

    by Moonrainbow

    This App would be perfect if it were organized by reading level and age group - both. You see there are 10 year old kids reading at Level 1, for example, but all your Level 1 books are too "babyish" for a 10 year old. Please upload lower reading level books more appropriate for older kids as well. This is a great app except for this oversight.

  • Terrible

    by Princess Submit

    The app froze up after using it one time

  • Can't unsubscribe

    by Nothappypappi95

    Subscription is expensive. I unsubscribe via app but was still getting charged for two months.

  • برنامج رائع

    by ملاك سالم

  • Kids age 0-6

    by Moomin719

    My kids (2,4,6 and 6) really enjoy this app. They love to pick different stories every night and this makes it easy to do.

  • Love!

    by Ashcmp

    My kids love this app. They read every night now!! So good would highly recommend!!

  • Really Cool

    by TKtoons

    My foster son and I read out of this app everyday at naptime. He loves it better than "real" books, (although we still do real books at night). Fantastic variety of stories. I do wish there was some way to SEARCH the stories by keyword... He often wants to go back to a story and its hard to find. Also wish there was some way to take a story out, or hide it, because there is just a couple that I really don't like....they aren't inappropriate, i just don't like them. THANKS Territoons

  • Buggy

    by Need fix!

    I like this app a lot. My son is enjoying it as well. I love that instead of just turning on a video he's choosing this app first BUT it is very buggy. The app quits on start up every time we open it and freezes during almost every story we read. Hoping for a fix soon.

  • Love it

    by ChicaGen

    My 4 yr. loves this app unlimited books who wouldn't but I do wish for the small levels of reading they would highlight the words when selecting read to me it would help a lot the little one's to follow along and maybe even learn the words. Really hope you guys would consider this thanks

  • Great app

    by Mcgrammy765

    Grandkids love the stories! Very pleased!

  • Stalling

    by Momjar

    The app has been taking a very long time to download stories and to save to favorites. I have great Internet connections and it is still very slow. Please fix so we can continue to read.

  • Great library

    by CaliET

    My 5 year old loves this app.

  • Love this app!

    by Dawn1962

    I read these books to my grandchildren every night. They love the stories.

  • Our absolute favorite story app

    by BetaUser

    Love everything about this app! Great for my baby (17mo) as well as my fluent reader (7yr). Great selection of stories from songs to picture books to classics! It gets an A+ from this big homeschooling family!

  • wow

    by Mahar Awais Ba

    amazing stories my younger sisters love this app.

  • Really cool app for kids to use for reading

    by lidell

    I love the selection of books & how you can pick out books by categories, by reading number levels, and store some books in the "favorites" for offline reading. The only down side is there is a limit to how many books in favorites, but it's a large enough limit that we haven't run into running out of selections. And you can always switch it up with other books as the kids find other favorites. Definitely worth the $3.99/mo, it's very convenient & most important my kids love it.

  • Love

    by Rysessoms

    My son, whose 5, and I love this app. I love that I can share stories with him that I remember as a little girl. Totally with the subscription price. :)


    by Jeanne F Peterson

    I work with children with Autism and have found this app to be extremely useful while working on their Functional Outcomes (Goals). I find the wide range of books helpful when teaching 'Wh' questions, sequence, recall, descriptive language skills, respective and responsive skills, social appropriateness and awareness, etc., etc. Additionally, it is a great source for an INSTANT book! No more lugging book bags around! No more books with CDs! Well worth the monthly fee!

  • Bare kan lese 1 book

    by Felishya

    Tror jeg kunne lese mer enn en bok,men jeg bare kan lese en bok,så jeg vurdere det fire stjerners.

  • Don't refer a friend

    by Kaylie's mommy 2

    After you read your first story, an ad pops up asking for you to subscribe or refer a friend to get unlimited access. I referred 2 friends, which equals 2 weeks of unlimited access. Unfortunately, I do not have unlimited access. We still only get one book per day. This is very disappointing considering that this company now has 2 people's email address. Don't make the same mistake I did and give this company someone's email address.

  • Great, but monotone

    by The F Four

    I love this app, its easy for my kids to navigate and we read on it almost daily. My kids love exploring the "world" and I love how they can read it themselves, or have the commuter read it to them. However, I don't like that some of the narrators are very monotone without expression and the songs can be choppy. I also don't Iike that for my younger child its hard to determine the buttons when on one page the green button is used to explore the world, and on another page it's the blue button used to explore the world, which is inconsistent and difficult for him to remember until he can read the words instead. It's cheaper then Reading Rainbow and a huge library!

  • Great app

    by Honeyb520

    I just started using this app with my kids. I love that it goes by stages. I took a star away because you can only really enjoy the app if you pay for it.

  • I love it!

    by heytherelouise

    Miriam, age 6

  • This is part of our bedtime routine

    by JJ Powers

    I love this app. My 3 year old son and I have made this part of our bedtime routine. When he lays down to sleep at night we use this app to read books before bed. It has tons of books to choose from. You can read them aloud yourself or have them read too you! It is absolutely my favorite app ever. I like that the price is affordable. If it were too expensive, I would just have to read him regular books but, this app makes it possible to pay a fair price and have a great selection of books! Keep up the great work!

  • Love it!!

    by Wado111

    This app is amazing definitely worth purchasing! Unlimited amount of stories, my daughter and I read 2 every night. She can flip through and pick the books herself its a great app!

  • Yes

    by Made2blush


  • Gamer stops 2 read

    by mom&kid

    My 6 year old gamer will actually stop the action to take in a few books! Like carrying a children's library in my iPad but without the overdue notices! Worth the subscription for the summer reading we will gain.

  • Fun!!

    by AGL1980

    My children love stories. We've had this app for about a year now. And the kids love it. And I love the fact that I can access over 400 fun books for the price of just one book from the App Store. Thanks farfaria.

  • Great App

    by Bfront90

    My daughter loves, she is two and love that she can pick the book and then follow while it reads... But if I didn't have a problem for paying for it n not working after then I would of put 5 stars

  • Love this app

    by JennR1313

    My son and I love everything about this app! Awesome!

  • Great for kids that love books!

    by Mom I'm Alaska

    Love the variety...price is right and I don't have to store tons of books at home. Love the favorites option. Happy to support anything that promotes my kids' love of reading and stories.

  • Great app

    by Rushabh

    I love this app for my son. He is only 17 months but thanks to the variety to reading levels we are able to read the books that are just right for him. I also like the book that has numbers in Hindi. Would love to see more like them. Keep up the great work

  • Love it!

    by Elisa612

    My daughter and brother are in love with this app. I will spread the word about this app. I love it! I get stuck on stories also :) Price is not bad at all.

  • Love this App!!

    by Kitty G Patty

    Many books to choose from on different reading levels! Love this application!! Well worth the money per month!!

  • Awesome app for my 4 year old!

    by Mayo1103

    This is a great app for my daughter. She loves to read herself books with the play aloud feature. There is a good diversity of books available. Some are just cute and some are educational. A little pricey, but worth it!

  • Great usually

    by Torimoribori

    My children love this app but now won't open?

  • Lovely

    by Jennykayx

    My child loves this...but sometimes you click on a story and something else comes up

  • No more tv before bed

    by Rex and Gabbis mom

    We downloaded this app on feb 12 during a family illness. The kids age 3 and 11 were bed ridden. One must understand that our children used to fall asleep in front of the tele every night . The books on this app in less than a week had both my children asking for more , even after they had recovered from the illness . Now it's something that I do every night with both my children . Our choices range from simple level one books to Jonah and the whale. Lastly i must add that Ayjay and the team at Farfaria are indeed amazing!!!!!!!!!!! All our best for your success and most of all thank you.

  • Great update!

    by S. Mont

    I liked the music, and expanded selection of stories. This is such a fun site for both kids and their parents. What a great gift idea for our new grandchild! We'll check back soon to see the new stories! Thanks!

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