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 App Poster Image
Fun, fee-based serial stories to tell kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Bookaroo! Share Kids Stories App Poster Image
Record your reading to share, but preview stories first.
Devices: iPad
(2020)
(2020)
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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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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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Toca Life World: Build Stories App Poster Image
Unite worlds in virtual creative play; many extras to buy.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2018)
(2020)
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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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The little line App Poster Image
Sweet animated story of friendship uses kids' own drawings.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2020)
(2018)
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PuppetMaster App Poster Image
Create puppets, craft stories, co-play with cool tools.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
(2018)
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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
Make storybooks sing with your own photos and text.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2013)
(2013)
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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
Same great easy animated story creator, new 3D graphics.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Chromebook
(2017)
(2017)
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Book Creator Website Poster Image
Magically easy way to create and publish books.
URL: https://bookcreator.com/
(2011)
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Strip Designer App Poster Image
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
Collaborative presentation creator with powerful potential.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Adobe Spark Video: Movie Maker App Poster Image
Create pro-quality video stories with this exceptional tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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StoryCorps App Poster Image
Capturing and sharing family stories couldn't be easier.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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