Parents' Guide to

ABCya Animate

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Easy for beginner animators, but kids can't add narration.

App iPad Paid Education
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Is It Any Good?

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Kids wanting to dip their toes into animation will have fun, but some key features are missing. The drawing interface is easy to navigate, and all the commands are visible on-screen. Kids have plenty of room in the 99 frames to build a short animated film, and the dozens of included images provide the versatility to incorporate lots of elements. Unfortunately, kids can't add their own narration, which limits the versatility and storytelling element. The video tutorial is very helpful to show kids how to create animations, though, so consider the app a good introduction to how animation is created and a way for kids to successfully create their own basic animations.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Arts : drawing
  • Skills: Creativity : imagination, making new creations, Tech Skills : digital creation, using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: April 16, 2014
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Arts and Dance
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  • Version: 1.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later
  • Last updated: October 18, 2017

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