Reader Bee’s First Story Maker
This is an app of two parts. First there is a simple space in which children can play with and develop their literacy skills. Secondly a custom keyboard, usable in both this app and those by other developers, designed to help children take their first steps in formulating words and sentences.
From the Developer
Unleash your child's inner Story Maker! Their stories can come to life with magic pictures that transform into words and back again with a tap and they will love drawing illustrations. The Honeycomb Keyboard lets young children see and write words (like cat, hat, sat, with, the, and, is) with one swipe through the letters, helping them learn to read as well as write.
Kids can browse through dozens of fanciful pictures to inspire their tale-telling and jumpstart their spelling. Once a picture of an octopus, a strawberry or a violin has been pulled into the story, tapping changes it magically into the spelled word 'octopus', 'strawberry' or 'violin'. Even more surprising, type, "c a t" and pop - a cat will appear where that word was!
The Honeycomb keyboard lets kids swipe through the commonest words in English (the, is, in, it, and...) without picking up their fingers. That's approximately 20% of the words in a 950M word sample! Kids and grownups can also use the Honeycomb keyboard in many other iPad apps - email, notes, messages and more.
Companion app for Reader Bee and the Story Tree, Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Pick for 2014.
English / Literacy
AgesReception/Preschool Apps (3-5 Years)
Primary School Apps (5-7 Years)