Creatales - creative storytelling app, great for learning language k12
Create your own stories and let your imagination run wild as you develop your writing skills
This is a great app that allows the user to build their own understanding of stories whilst also celebrating their imagination and helping them to improve their language skills. The visuals of the app are really well executed as is the playability and functionality within the app allowing the ages that this app is aimed at to be able to use it successfully. I would suggest that the main use of this app is going to be for the home market with parents and children enjoying the ability to create their own stories and in turn this having an impact on the young person’s language capabilities. I don’t necessarily think it would add too much to a classroom setting, however, this doesn’t detract from the main points and successes of the app itself.
On opening the app the user is welcomed to the homepage where they have a couple of different options. These options include a couple of admin pages such as: a link to find out more information about the developer as well as the ability to contact them; a settings option that allows the user to turn the sound on and off, log in to an account as well as the option to rate the app on the app store. There are also two further buttons that take the user into the main gameplay areas of the app. The first takes the user to the main focus of the app, building and creating stories, whilst the other is a separate puzzle game. The puzzle button, for me, is a nice added bonus to the app as it allows the user the ability to play with some puzzles and also to create their own. As the app is all about creativity and the user making and creating things this is a really good addition that adds values to the app.
As mentioned the main part of the app is about creating a story, enhancing language and being creative. Once the user has clicked on the option that takes them to this they can view previous stories, continue reworking stories or create a whole new one. The graphics through the app are of good quality, something that is really important for an app that is about creating a good visual story. The user has lots of options once they enter the storybook creation side of the app. There are 17 different sticker packs that can selected, including pirates, princesses and dinosaurs. Within each of these packs there is a whole host of opportunities of backgrounds, characters and other additions to help the user build their story. There are also unlimited pages and the user even has the option to add in their own sounds which may include verbalising the story and creating a completely different experience to their story.
The app is incredibly simple to use, something that is very good considering the age range of the potential user. Objects that are placed on the page of the story can be resized, moved and changed again in a simple, pleasing way. The developers have certainly thought about this and have made sure that the app can be used by young children easily.
This would work in an educational setting as there are certainly lots of elements that make the app beneficial to young people’s literacy development and schools would certainly benefit from advertising and promoting to parents the use of this app outside the classroom. The whole aim of the app is to build a love of reading and creating stories. The ability to add text to tell the story can help young children to improve their written work and the extra option of adding a spoken element can help enhance children’s spoken language.
Overall this is a really enjoyable app.
From the Developer
Create your own tale and become the main character of your adventures!
Pirates, princesses, monsters, aliens, superheroes, robots, dinosaurs, funny pigs and much more will go with you in Creatales.
MAKE UP YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
Creatales is a new application for your Tablet which will allow the youngest members of the household to create their own story in a simple and funny way
CREATE UNIQUE AND ORIGINAL TALES
• Choose a background for your story. There are plenty of them!
• Use the stickers to bring your creation to life. Create a unique and different
story mixing characters and objects of different packs of stickers. The possibilities are endless!
• Make up the story: Write and edit text in different sizes and colors and place them wherever you want.
• Add audio: record your own story or use the sounds from the library of the
application. You'll love them!
• Create as many pages as you want; Change your order and browse the existing ones.
• Click “Play” and enjoy your creation.
• Save all your stories and gain access to them at any time.
• Fully interactive stickers. You can do whatever you want with them!
• Export your tales in PDF format or MP4 and share them with your family and friends.
• Great illustrations that will make your story look swimmingly.
• Every pack of stickers is sold separately.
• Parental control: children won't be able to make in-app purchases.
Creatales is compatible with the iPad and iPad Mini with IOS 6 or higher
Do you have any question, problem or comment about the app? Write us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the "Help" section of the app..
Are you ready to become the star of your own tales?
Make up your own interactive adventure
Create original and unique tales
Become the main character of your tale
Classic and new tales
Save your tales and share them
Add text and audio in any language you wish
Play with puzzles