Parents' Guide to

Story Dice

By Leslie Crenna, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Symbol dice for telling stories, sweet and simple.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+

A "Must Have" App

I use Story Dice with my 2nd grade students in the classroom. I project it onto the screen. Students take turns "shaking" the dice to produce the day's story prompt. Whether it is a personal narrative, opinion, non-fiction, or even free-writing, the students are all smiles when it is a story dice day. I recommend this app to all of my colleagues! A "must have" for the classroom! I also believe that if your child is writing, he/she can use Story Dice before the recommended age of 7. This is good for any preschool child as well as elementary and above.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

STORY DICE is good (period) especially for creative types who like to play with ideas and communication. Commonly recognized symbols appear on one to ten dice for instance a moustache, a sailboat, a four-leaf clover, a frog, sandwich bread, a high-heeled shoe, or an airplane. Specific game and story ideas on the Help and Tips page talk about stuff like creating stories, drafting poems, putting together skits, and crafting characters. In case you forget your dice in your other coat (I know I always do), Story Dice can be used at family game nights, on road trips, or during long air flights when a spark of creativity is all you need to make the journey part of the fun. Basic enough for toddlers and a great teaching tool for anyone.

The only downsides are that the shake-to-roll works inconsistently and sound rolling doesn't seem to work at all, plus the games aren't built in to the app itself, so kids aren't likely to play with it independently. Of course, once an adult introduces the possibilities, kids can take off with it. The app doesn't offer any rewards or encouragement either. Ideally, your kids will find satisfaction enough through the ideas and interaction sparked by each roll.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android , Kindle Fire
  • Subjects: Arts : acting, script writing, Language & Reading : discussion, presenting to others, speaking, storytelling, vocabulary, writing
  • Skills: Creativity : brainstorming, combining knowledge, imagination, producing new content, Collaboration : cooperation, group projects, respecting other viewpoints, teamwork, Communication : listening, multiple forms of expression, presenting, speaking
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: November 8, 2012
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Thinkamingo
  • Version: iOS 1.4; Android 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.1 and up
  • Last updated: July 13, 2020

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