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StoryBots - Learning Books, Videos and Games Starring Your Child!

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Your kid stars in fun stories; full access via subscription.

App iPad Free to try Education
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Many kids love to imagine themselves included in stories, and this app puts them front and center. Kids can star in the books, videos, and a dancing game on StoryBots - Learning Books, Videos and Games Starring Your Child!. Downloading the free app gives limited access to the "Biggest Pizza Ever" storybook, one video, and one game. But that's enough to get the kid-in-storybook concept and to see if your kid likes it enough to pay the $4.99/month subscription fee for all content. The educational content is pretty basic, so the higher end of the 3-to-8 age range may be a stretch for many kids. But for preschoolers and kindergarten-age kids, its has a lot of educational content that will be just right for their age -- and more than just right in fun and laughs.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, naming, storytelling, Math : numbers, shapes, Science : animals, Social Studies : history
  • Skills: Creativity : imagination
  • Pricing structure: Free to try ($4.99/mo.; $14.99/six months; $19.99/year)
  • Release date: July 19, 2016
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: JibJab Media Inc.
  • Version: 3.4
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Last updated: February 18, 2020

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