Storybook Maker App Review

Storybook Maker is a powerful, open-ended tool for creating richly illustrated, written and orally narrated stories and reports. Filled with comprehensive features and options, this easy to learn set of publishing tools lets your child create works that can be read, shared, and printed. Whether your child is an emerging or confident writer, a stumbling or gifted artist, all children will find supportive features to turn their storytelling dreams into a reality with Storybook Maker.

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Let’s Make a Rhyme App Review

Let’s Make a Rhyme has a lot of potential in not only introducing and reinforcing classic nursery rhymes with young children, but also in gently introducing older children to writing their own poetry by switching out parts of the rhymes with their own text. It does need some polishing but my children really love customizing their own nursery rhyme books by modifying drawings of the characters.

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Drawing & Guessing for Kids App Review

Drawing & Guessing for Kids brings the live action of in-person, group-based drawing games to the iScreen through WiFi. Your child can experience some of the same excitement of both drawing words to be guessed, and guessing words as they are drawn (with some spelling reinforcement), in a social gaming format, anywhere around the world. If you have mobile WiFi on your device, this app makes a fun traveling/waiting room activity.

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iLuv Drawing People App Review

iLuv Drawing People gives your child multi-sensory, step-by-step instructions to guide them into the drawing of cartoon-style people directly on the iPad screen. With a wealth of drawing tools, customization options, and sharing features, this app is a welcome, well-designed addition to the iLuv Drawing series.

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Magic Doodles HD App Review

Magic Doodles HD provides a fun set of creative drawing prompts that bring your child’s drawings to life once they’re completed. Most early learners will be able to enjoy this app, but without narration for the prompts, pre-readers will need some adult guidance to fully enter into the animated drawing experiences this app provides.

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WURM Junior App Review

WURM Junior is a simple, well-designed app with a wealth of colors and shapes that children can use to enjoy multi-touch, kaleidoscopic drawing. This soothing, visually stimulating experience makes a great exploration environment that can be used as a reward, transition tool, doodle board, or creative teaching aid.

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Toontastic App Review

Toontastic makes exploring the world of creative storytelling a complete delight. Deeply motivating and truly a joy to use, your children will beg you for a chance to explore the basic structure of stories as they craft their own animated cartoons. This free app is incredibly rich and full of features (but don’t be surprised if your children ask you to buy some expansion sets - they are fabulous). Toontastic isn’t an app you want to miss - go get it and give it a spin!

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