Parents who want to spark their kids’ imagination, enhance their budding literacy skills, delight all of their senses, and fill their world with unforgettable characters, can now head to the App Store and download Outside the Box Creative’s magical new interactive kids story app Tip Tap Toe for iPad.

The first-rate talent behind Tip Tap Toe reads like a “who’s who” list. For starters, the original story was crafted by internationally-acclaimed storyteller, author and literacy educator Lesley Dowding. As noted by the New Zealand Guild of Storytellers: “A story is given up to the listener as they enter it and they can be transferred to other worlds. They can walk through walls, fly like Pegasus or enter a room through a keyhole, especially when Lesley tells the tales”.

Also featured in Tip Tap Toe are gorgeous, hand-painted images by renowned artist, photographer and art teacher Sarah Sampson, whose stunning contribution was inspired by childhood memories of animals and the outdoor.

In addition, the perfectly-suited original music in Tip Tap Toe was composed by Joel Gennari.

Together with Nick & Carolyn Verhoef, the husband and wife team behind Out of the Box Creative, these world class professionals have combined their talents to create an exquisite story that both the young and “young at heart” will enjoy over and over.

Key Tip Tap Toe special features that are generating widespread praise from parents – especially from those who previously found it difficult to get their young one off to bed, but now find the experience enjoyable and peaceful – include:

> Touch-responsive pages, which give kids the feeling that they’re truly immersed in the story.
> Numerous touch-and-drag objects, including some that are hidden so that kids can enjoy exploration and discovery.
> A “read it myself” option that allows kids to take over the narration, which is excellent for helping them develop their literacy skills and reading confidence in a relaxed, pressure-free manner.

“Tip Tap Toe brings a wonderful story and interactive visual art to the world of children’s literature,” commented Nick Verhoef. “It’s quality storytelling for the digital world that will delight both kids and parents alike!”

Tip Tap Toe, the magical new interactive kids story app that features an imaginative story by Lesley Dowding, artwork by Sarah Sampson, and original music by Joel Gennari, is available now for iPad from the App Store at

For all other information or media inquiries, contact Mark Johnson on behalf of Outside the Box Creative at +1 408 757 0156 or press (at)appshout(dot)com.

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Outside the Box Creative’s Magical New Interactive Story App “Tip Tap Toe” Features Internationally-Acclaimed Storyteller & Author Lesley Dowding

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About OutsideTheBoxCreative

Outside the Box Creative was started in Perth by the husband wife team of Nick and Carolyn Verhoef. The company’s mission is to bring original new stories to iPad in a way that enlivens the senses of people of all ages.

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