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The Story Creator - Easy Story Book Maker for Kids

By Vicki Windman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Kids can create and narrate their own photo stories.

App iPad Free Education
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+

Hard to use

This app does not have many colors or premade photos that younger students would need to create their own stories. I was disappointed that it was so limited.
age 18+

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is not shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personalised advertising.
  • Data are not collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are not created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This free app has a really simple interface, making it easy to use for both parents and kids (or the both working together to create stories). It does allow kids with learning difficulties to choose between hand writing stories or typing words, and the auto-correct feature is handy. The ability to add photos helps kids who need visual aids and the audio component is great for kids who may have difficulty with expressive language or fluency.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : presenting to others, reading, storytelling, writing
  • Skills: Creativity : imagination, making new creations, producing new content, Emotional Development : labeling feelings, self-awareness
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: November 15, 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Innovative Mobile Apps
  • Version: 4.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS.6 or later
  • Last updated: October 21, 2019

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