A cool new app that helps kids discover their inner author
I'll be honest, I've always had a secret wish to write a children's book. But for now, I'll have to settle for simply living vicariously through the stories my children are creating on this cool new book-making app.
With hardly any learning curve, the Picturebook app
allows children (okay, and their moms) to easily create and share their
own self-authored books. With templates to choose from that look just
like the real deal, your kids can type up a story of their own and drag
and drop in a a variety of illustrations to bring their book to life and
truly make it their own.
The app comes with a bundle of
pictures to get you started and additional sets can be purchased in themes like farm animals, Cinderella and ninja. (And for a limited time, in celebration of Talk
Like A Pirate Day
, a bundle of pirate illustrations are included in the
seems like these app-creators have thought of everything--the clacking
of a typewriter as your children write up their stories, and tons of
flexibility and ease in creating great pictures to go along with the
story. Pictures can be pinched smaller or larger, rotated, flipped and
even brought to the front or back of other illustrations on the page. Once your stories
are finished, you can swipe through and read them like any other ebook
and even share them with family or friends (who also need to have the
app on their device).
smarter: the newest update will include a toddler lock which will
eliminate any accidental purchases of more picture bundles.
should be noted that the app doesn't include any auto-correct or
automatic spell-check. You'll get their stories inventive spelling and
all, something this mama really likes. -Molly
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