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10 Best Storytelling Apps

Best Storytelling Apps

Use these great storytelling apps to help children of all ages tell their stories in compelling, well-structured, and thoughtful ways. As children become more comfortable with storytelling, it's fun to introduce more structured storytelling activities and games. Each children can create their own stories combining the key elements such as pictures, videos and narrations that demonstrates their creative thinking and understanding. 

Digital storytelling can empower, motivate and engage children, helping them to make deep connections to learning. Children have an innate love of stories that 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.

Below are ten storytelling apps that approach storytelling in their own way and encourage imagination and creativity.

Imagistory is one of the best app for creative storytelling. Imagistory is an app that allows you to create your story with wordless picture books. The app comes with two free stories, and other stories can be purchased via in-app purchases. The app is set up so that each time a new page in the story appears, it automatically records your speech. The process makes it easier for a child to record since there are fewer steps to the recording process.

There is also a school edition that 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. This storytelling app foster creativity and develops early literacy skills.

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( Android, iPhone, iPad )

Toontastic 3D is a powerful and engaging tool for digital storytelling and provides kids with a set of digital tools to create their own cartoons. It's visually appealing, has great in-app support and sharing features, and relies on self-created animation and narration to tell stories. Toontastic 3D provides a stunningly easy way by how it makes the complicated process of creating an animated short movie so simple.

Kid in Story Book Maker

( iPhone, iPad )

Kid in Story Book Maker is a storytelling app for iOS that includes several template stories where teachers, therapists, parents, or older kids can add their image right into the story. With the impressive green-screen technology, it's easy to extract a person's image from a photo and eliminate the background, so just the picture of a person can be dropped into the scenes in the book. 

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Comics Head

( iPhone, iPad )

This award-winning digital storytelling app gives students all the tools they need to create high-quality comics. Comics Head is the simplest way to create comics with mobile devices. Graphic texts such as comics require students to consider both text and images to convey a story. This adds a level of complexity to their storytelling, making Comics Head an ideal app to integrate into your next student project.

Students can choose from thousands of backgrounds, characters, and props to customize their comics. However, it won't take your budding artists forever to finish their creations because the pre-designed templates available make it simple to finalize each comic in a timely manner.

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Book Creator

( iPhone, iPad )

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. 

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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.

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( 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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

Download Dream Learners Kids Stories now