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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Bedtime Stories - read & tell

age 4+

Fun, fee-based serial stories to tell kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Bookaroo! Share Kids Stories

age 4+

Record your reading to share, but preview stories first.

Devices: iPad (2020)
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Lila's World:Create Play Learn

age 4+

Dollhouse's unique features help it stand out from crowd.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2021)
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Lipa Theater: Story Maker

age 4+

Create and record stories in cute digital puppet theater.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2016)
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This Is My Story (And I'm Sticking To It)

age 4+

Build (and hear) simple stories by filling in the blanks.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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Toca Life World: Build Stories

age 4+

Unite worlds in virtual creative play; many extras to buy.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2020)
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Dora and Friends

age 5+

Put yourself in Dora's world, tell stories with fun app.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2014)
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The little line

age 5+

Sweet animated story of friendship uses kids' own drawings.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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PuppetMaster

age 5+

Create puppets, craft stories, co-play with cool tools.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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Fox & Sheep Movie Studio - Create Your Own Story

age 6+

Animated storyteller great for little directors.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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Pictello

age 6+

Make storybooks sing with your own photos and text.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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Rory's Story Cubes

age 7+

Simple app encourages creativity, storytelling.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2009)
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Toontastic 3D

age 6+

Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.

Devices: Android, Chromebook (2017)
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Book Creator

age 6+

Magically easy way to create and publish books.

URL: https://bookcreator.com/ (2011)
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Strip Designer

age 8+

Simple, exciting way to create comic books using own photos.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2013)
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VidMaker - 3D MovieMaker for Kids

age 8+

Make videos starring robots for fun, learning, or both.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2017)
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VoiceThread

age 13+

Collaborative presentation creator with powerful potential.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Adobe Spark Video: Movie Maker

age 13+

Create pro-quality video stories with this exceptional tool.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2018)
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StoryCorps

age 13+

Capturing and sharing family stories couldn't be easier.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2016)
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