Parents' Guide to

Story Wheel

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Fun shared storytelling can help with language skills.

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Story Wheel is easy to use, and kids really enjoy creating their own stories -- especially if a parent is joining in on the fun. One drawback is that there's no way to revise saved stories or choose a specific object prompt, but the randomness of the spin adds to the fun and forces creative storytelling. Kids don't have to wait too long for their turn, either, since each player gets only 30 seconds to narrate their page. The app's parent section offers the research behind the value of shared stories, telling stories, and using imagination, and the section "How to Tell a Story" offers detailed ideas on putting together a good story. The biggest problem with Story Wheel is that it's too easy for kids to share their stories publicly, and there's no way to delete those stories once they're on the developer's website.

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