Educational apps always peak my interest, especially those designed for young children. In the digital age, there is so much that can be taught through the new mediums available to us and tablets really do become more than just busy screens. In My Storybook Pirate: Interactive Book Creator app by LuStudioGames, young users will learn to create their own pirate themed storybook from start to finish. Here is the app’s full description:
My Storybook Pirate: Interactive Book Creator is an educational app ideal for ages 5 to 11. We look to teach the basics of visual scripting through our coding module system.
Ahoy there Captain! Ready to set sail on your own adventure?!
– Construct your own story book that you can read back to yourself
– Create your own crew from a big range of clothing options
– Place items in your story that contain unique features
– Click on the backgrounds to unveil secrets
– Record your own voice or use a list of premade sounds to add depth to your book
– Have a visual scripting that allows you control what your crew does when reading a specific page
You, Captain, will be in charge of our adventure as we set sail looking for buried treasures! What adventures have you dreamt of? Well, now you can make them!
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Upon opening the app the child is greeted with a brightly colored pirate ship sail illustration with barrel menu buttons to click on. The first instruction is to create the first character. Here they can design a boy or girl character with props and clothing fitting the pirate story they are going to tell. Choices also include skin color, hair styles, and facial features as well so the character can be customized to their liking. Cute little animations throughout the character creation process keep it fun and entertaining. Once completing all of the characters for the story and saved, the child will return to the home menu to go to the next step.
Now it’s time to create the story. The app walks through developing the storybook with instructions on how to drag the characters to the scene, position them, and adding props. The special thing about this storybook is that it is also animated. Characters can be programmed to move and speech bubbles appear. The child can even record their own voice or add sound effects to events happening in the story. Additional pages are added and the process starts again until the story is finished. The books can be as short or long as they want and saved to the library. Create multiple stories and reread them or tweak them as often as you like, it never has to stay the same. I simply love this idea and had a great time creating stories with my little one. The app does state ages 5 to 11, but I would have to say there is a lot involved in making the scenes work and animate properly, so younger age children will definitely need help. Of course building the books together makes it all that much more fun.
My Storybook Pirate: Interactive Book Creator is a delightful app experiene for young and old. It can be used to create new stories over and over for hours of creative fun and well worth its price. The app is available now in the App Store for $3.99 and is compatible with iPad.