Little Deer's Interactive Story Apps

Why is the parent-child bond important?

Early parent-child bonding helps children:

  • Learn about setting safe boundaries
  • Form secure attachments with others
  • Mature with healthy decision-making capabilities
  • Prepare for adulthood in an imperfect world
  • Benefit their long-term mental health and resilience

What are Little Deer Engineer's apps?

HoneyDee Labs creates interactive story apps for children about a little deer engineer exploring beginner STEAM concepts with his forest friends. Adults read them to children, ages 3-5, on smartphones and tablets, while kids play along by touching movable elements.  

Little Deer Engineer is a curious little deer who goes on a series of adventures meant to inspire young children to explore nature and their surroundings with discoveries about life and scientific research. 

How do Little Deer's apps support parent-child bonding?

By encouraging parent-child bonding through engaging stories, Little Deer Engineer's apps promote children's mental, linguistic, and emotional development and lay a foundation for better social, academic, and problem-solving skills.   

What is STEAM and why is it important?

Little Deer Engineer is storytelling with forest animals exploring science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) concepts in fun and original ways.  

Benefits of introducing STEAM concepts to children:

  • creates critical thinkers
  • enables the next generation of innovators which, in turn, leads to new products and processes that sustain our economy 
  • per the National Science Foundation,  “In the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.”
  •  helps to bridge the ethnic and gender gaps sometimes found in math and science fields
  •  enforces a powerful link between STEAM and early childhood; by learning STEAM skills early on, children are better prepared for school

Stories on the go!

  • Touch and tap through interactive cinematic scenes
  • Read entertaining stories with Little Deer’s delightful forest friends
  • Listen to calming background classical music
  • Enjoy vibrant, fully hand-drawn illustrations
  • View clear, colorful text for easy reading
  • Explore charming, imaginative landscapes
  • Follow Little Deer’s adventures independently; each story is stand-alone

In select stories, children can do simple projects and experiments with Little Deer’s easy-to-follow instructions at the end.

available for smartphones & Tablets

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 Little Deer Engineer lives in the Land of Willow Trees with his forest friends. He has a whimsical workshop where he likes to examine, research, and build things.  

On Google Play

Little Deer Engineer and the Paper Airplane


Little Deer's first story!

Little Deer and his best friend, Mechanic Monkey, see a real airplane fly high in the sky! Little  decide to make a paper one; follow along on their quest to assemble materials and make a paper airplane!

 Instructions follow the story so children, with adult supervision, can create their own paper airplane!

Little Deer Engineer and the Apple Tree


About planting and seeds!
In this story, Little Deer and his friends become interested in learning how apples grow. Join them as they collect apples and plant an apple tree!

Little Deer Engineer and the CGM


About a continuous glucose monitor!
In this story, Little Deer and his friends become interested in learning about continuous glucose monitoring systems - what they are and what they can do!

Little Deer Engineer and the Kaleidoscope


About the reflection of light and colors!
Little Deer learns about how light and reflective material can create colorful images in his latest adventure! Scientist Snake shows Little Deer and his friends how to make a simple kaleidoscope with a few household materials. 

Instructions follow the story so children, with adult supervision, can create a homemade kaleidoscope with their own imaginative designs!