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My Story Nest

Personalized Bedtime Stories

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 3+
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About My Story Nest

My Story Nest is an easy to use storytelling app that enables children to hear their name as part of the story and decide which way the story proceeds. The application is rich with features and includes original stories, stories based on Grimm’s Fairy Tales, stories based on Hans Christian Anderson Tales and much more. The application is suitable for ages 4 and above (according to the App Store) and is free from in-app adverts and in-app purchases. The application requires no internet connection once downloaded.

Teacher Review

My Story Nest is a wonderful application where children and students can be part of the story and then decide how the story proceeds. A simple quick tap and your child’s name can be added to the story enabling the child to feel engaged and relaxed. The application includes numerous stories and is ideal for road trips, home and classroom learning. Reading aloud to your child is one of the most effective techniques for promoting excellence in reading and vocabulary.

It’s good to know that the application requires no initial login or account making the application easily accessible from the outset. The main home screen features several options which include: 

  • Information about My Story Nest, reviews and further stories.
  • All stories within the application.
  • Original stories within the application.
  • Classic stories within the application.
  • Story Mashups within the application.
  • The ability to filter including favourites and academic-age categories.
  • The ability to add a child’s name to appear in the stories.

My Story Nest has a clean, easy to read appearance and lists a vast array of stories on the Home Screen. Each set of stories can be filtered by All, Original, Classic and Mashup stories. Each story's title is followed by a school-age code such as T for Toddler, Pre-K for Pre-Kindergarten and K+ for Kindergarten and beyond. The stories listed can also be filtered by these age categories.

Adding a child’s name is very easy and can be done by choosing the Put <your child> in the story feature. Once the name has been entered, it is confirmed with a blue tick where it can then be deleted thereafter.

Each story is displayed in an easy to read format inserting your child’s name accordingly straight into the story. The story displays the author along with a small description of your story choice. The stories are also supported by small sound bites that can be played by pressing the speaker icons. Returning to the Home screen can be navigated by pressing the return arrow in the top left. It is noted that the application works in both portrait and landscape mode.

What skills does it improve?

The application can help with many skills including visual learning, vocabulary, literacy and reading comprehension. The application will also introduce children to different genres of literacy. 

Is My Story Nest app easy to use?

My Story Nest application is very easy to use and navigate. The user interface is intuitive and can be used by parents, teachers and children unsupported once the application has been tried.

How will parents benefit?

Reading aloud to your child is one of the most effective techniques for promoting excellence in reading. This application will enable parents to give their child a head start and could be used for Home schooling. Introducing reading with a parent will also help with routines such as bedtime where the child can listen to a story to encourage relaxation and well-being.

How will teachers benefit?

Teachers can read aloud to their students and incorporate student names or names from their class into the story making it fun and engaging.

How will the user benefit?

We all know that literacy and vocabulary play such an important role in the development of a young child. Not only will the user benefit from hearing original stories but they will also have the benefit of expanding their vocabulary.

What we love about the My Story Nest app

The developers have chosen an array of versatile and exciting stories which would appeal to all children. We love that the application promotes reading and literacy as well as some quirky interactive sounds and the ability to add your child’s name into the story.  The Mashup feature is also great fun where stories can be morphed together.

What the My Story Nest app could improve on

We love My Story Nest app but there are a few areas the developers may consider for a future update. These are:

  • The use of a graphical splash screen before the main home page would be a beneficial addition to the application.
  • The application could move away from buttons that make the application look home-made. Graphical buttons would certainly enhance the appearance of the app.
  • The ability of the text to be able to be highlighted and read out aloud by the device.
  • The ability to change the size of the font for those children with partial sight within the application. However, it is noted that the app uses Apple's dynamic type. If the user changes his/her apple settings for font, the size will be reflected inside the app.
  • The ability to change the background colours to a range of pastel colours to support those children with dyslexia. However, it is noted that the app supports Apple's dark mode which may help with the need to enhance background colours.
  • To increase the number of stories available at present.
  • The ability to have two names integrated into the stories where two characters appear.

How much does My Story Nest cost?

This application is currently a paid application that supports 46 children’s stories. There is a free version that supports 10 children’s stories.

Is My Story Nest safe to use?

Yes. It is refreshing to see an application that doesn’t require an account or email to start with. Parental controls are not required as there are no in-app purchases and the content is child friendly. 

Overall Rating of the application

Our users enjoyed using the My Story Nest app. The stories were great fun and offered a wide range of subjects and content. The ability to place a child’s name within the story is a great feature and the developers can be commended on the drive to promote literacy, vocabulary and comprehension within the home and school. My Story Nest app comes recommended by The EducationalAppStore.com

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App Details

Teacher Ratings

Devices

Android, iPad, iPhone

Skills

Creative Development
Communication Skills
Life Skills
Reading

Safeguarding

In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No

Publisher

Bristlepath

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Publisher's Description

Children love being part of the story. They hear their name and know the story involves them. They giggle at the funny sounds. They decide how the story proceeds. Thought-provoking questions build their critical-thinking skills by engaging their mind, feelings, and creativity.

Easy to Use App

Easily add each of your children’s names to the app from the settings menu. With one quick tap, change the child name so each child can hear their name in the story and become part of the story.

Who Benefits from My Story Nest?

• Parents who want to give their children a head start for kindergarten.
• Teachers seeking fun, new stories to read aloud to their students.
• Moms or Dads who want a ritual to relax and calm their child
• Toddlers to develop their vocabulary.
• Pre-schoolers to improve their reading comprehension.
• Kindergartners to prepare them for success in school.
• Homeschoolers looking for innovative ways to build child's reading skills.

We have what you want.

No ads.
No in-app purchases.
No collection of personal information.
No internet connection needed.

Stories Galore!

• Original stories
• Mashups
• Morphing Adventure
• Stories based on favorite Grimm’s Fairy Tales
• Stories based on favorite Hans Christian Anderson Tales

Read these stories anywhere.

Perfect for road trips, vacation, camping, doctor’s office, the park, etc. You and your child have fun together.

Safe, easy, stress-free learning.

Don't tell your child, but they will be learning too. Reading aloud to children is one of the most effective techniques for promoting excellence in reading. See our website http://www.mystorynest.com for more on the benefits of reading to your child from an early age.

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