Storytelling Apps

These fun apps take imaginative play to the next level. Not only can your kid tell stories in a variety of formats, but they can flex their creative muscles as they use a device to develop original content. As they play with these apps, kids are often writing or exploring video elements that can enhance their language arts and tech skills. Check out this list with your kid to pick an app and get them learning the elements of storytelling, creating tales and videos to share, and more with the apps on our list.

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Lipa Theater: Story Maker App Poster Image
Create and record stories in cute digital puppet theater.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Speech with Milo: Interactive Storybook App Poster Image
Creativity makes this engaging learning app a favorite.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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StoryBots - Learning Books, Videos and Games Starring Your Child! App Poster Image
Your kid stars in fun stories; full access via subscription.
Devices: iPad
(2017)
(2016)
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This Is My Story (And I'm Sticking To It) App Poster Image
Build (and hear) simple stories by filling in the blanks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2013)
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Open-ended play tackles superheroes and robbers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2017)
(2017)
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The Complete Fairytale Play Theater App Poster Image
Creative open-ended storytelling, but some drawbacks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Dora and Friends App Poster Image
Put yourself in Dora's world, tell stories with fun app.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2014)
(2014)
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Delightful skill-building app teaches first, next, and last.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Arthur's Story Maker: Pirates App Poster Image
Shiver me timbers! Create simple stories with Arthur.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Fox & Sheep Movie Studio - Create Your Own Story App Poster Image
Animated storyteller great for little directors.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Pictello App Poster Image
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Make storybooks sing with your own photos and text.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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YUMI | Story Dice App Poster Image
Cute, open-ended storytelling app can give inspiration.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Rory's Story Cubes App Poster Image
Simple app encourages creativity, storytelling.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2010)
(2009)
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Toontastic 3D App Poster Image
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Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Book Creator App Poster Image
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Magically easy way to create and publish books.
Devices: iPad, Android
(2011)
(2016)
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Strip Designer App Poster Image
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Simple, exciting way to create comic books using own photos.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2013)
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VidMaker - 3D MovieMaker for Kids App Poster Image
Make videos starring robots for fun, learning, or both.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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VoiceThread App Poster Image
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Collaborative presentation creator with powerful potential.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Comics Head Lite - Create Your Own Comic App Poster Image
Cool comic creator fosters creativity; better to buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Social media storytelling in safe space for tweens.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Capturing and sharing family stories couldn't be easier.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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