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Digital Storytelling Apps

Digital storytelling is important in education. Digital storytelling can empower, motivate and engage children, helping them to make deep connections to learning. It also provides an opportunity to connect with a group of kids by creating a shared experience. Each children can create a unique story with combining the key elements such as pictures, videos and narrations that demonstrates their creative thinking and understanding. 

Children have an innate love of stories. Stories create magic and a sense of wonder at the world. Stories can link not only between the world of classroom and home but also between the classroom and beyond. Reading is such an important part of finding out who we are and book apps undoubtedly help to shape our lives.

Here is the list of apps for digital storytelling that can encourage use of imagination and creativity among children. 

Epic Books is the world's leading children's book service offering immediate, on-demand access to over 25,000 high-quality illustrated books and chapter books for children ages 12 and under. Kids and parents can read them online or offline, on the Web, or on mobile devices. 

Users can search books by subject, genre, and age, and some are audio or read-to-me versions where kids can follow along with highlighted words. On a Reading Stats page, time spent reading, number of pages flipped, and books read are tracked, and kids can earn badges and rewards based on certain milestones.

Bedtime Stories for Kids

Parents can read bedtime stories to their children. Very colorful and active characters will keep the children engaging. It also gives universal lessons & moral truths without the religious dogma. Great way to encourage reading for beginners.

The app also recommends storybook suggestions based on kids' interests. Every word is highlighted on the screen to help young learners read easily. All the storybooks in this digital library are available with two options: Read By Myself and Read For Me. Read By Myself will help your little one improve reading skills and Read For Me boosts listening skills. It's the perfect way for parents and kids to bond while reading bedtime stories.

Moral Stories for Kids

This interactive story book has been created to help you teaching the important values of sharing and generosity to your young children. Help your child to consider their relationship to other people and how they feel about letting others use their things by following along with Aki the Monkey.  

The reader's own decisions in this interactive story influence how Aki and the other characters respond in the story. Aki the Monkey teaches values - Sharing, is at its best when used by a parent and child together or, possibly as when read by a teacher to a class.  In this latter case, discussing the children's thoughts could make for an enjoyable and useful lesson on how to consider the feelings of others and help to promote class-wide co-operation.

Book Creator

( iPhone, iPad )

Story Creator App

Book Creator for iPad empowers kids to use their imaginations for a fictional story or compile information on a nonfiction subject to create books. Plus, they'll use critical-thinking skills as they brainstorm and make decisions about their books.  With guidance, even kids in primary schools can use this technology tool to produce and publish their own simple books or comics with images, videos, and audio. 

Shadow Puppet Edu

( iPhone, iPad )

Shadow Puppet Edu is a utility app which allows students and teachers to make engaging presentations and slideshows adding their own narration and text. Shadow Puppet Edu has so many excellent features that it's a creative must-have for elementary classrooms. The teacher resources are impressive and inspiring, giving ideas for using digital creation across curriculum.


( iPhone, iPad )

Tellagami is an app that allows your students to create a short 30 second voice message using an animated character. Students will love to create book talks using Tellagami.  After reading a book, they can write down a short script telling why someone else should read their book.

Puppet Pals HD

( iPhone, iPad )

Puppet Pals HD Directors Pass is an easy to use cartoon creator app that allows you to create your own animations using a variety of themes and characters. Puppet Pals HD allows you to create an endless array of animations and can be used in most lessons. The app can really help to develop children's imagination skills as well as teaching them how to sequence, explore narrative, character, plot, voice projection, expression and unleash their creative skills. 

Imagistory provides an entirely new reading experience, not only is it very fun and easy to use, it's also highly educational! Helping foster creativity, imagination and to develop language and early literacy skills. Imagistory: Schools Edition - Creative Storytelling lets kids record their voice as they narrate premade picture books. A simple guide introduces users to the two main activities in the app: narrate stories and review saved stories.

Bible App for Kids

( iPhone, iPad )

Bible Stories for Kids

Through interactive adventures and beautiful animations, kids explore the big stories of the Bible. The Bible App for Kids is a delight-filled experience designed to encourage kids to return again and again. It’s the beginning of a lifelong love of God’s Word. 

Short Stories for Kids

Ease into bedtime with the educational and fun stories contained within this app.  The app designers specifically refer to the stories being used by parents with their children at bedtime and breakfast time. 

Despite its wide spread of coverage, the app makes it easy for teachers to see just what each story addresses.  Taking the free Raptastic story as an example, children are exposed to different aspects of literacy, history, geography, music and P.E. as they see and hear the characters of the story talk.