Parents' Guide to

My StoryMaker

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Safe, simple way to write and illustrate original tales.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 7+

age 5+

Great

I think it is the BEST game ever because when my child played, It encouraged her to be creative and use her imagination

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (8 ):

My StoryMaker doesn't offer many extras; the virtual book-creation tool is its main attraction. But the site's simplicity isn't necessarily a bad thing. A Story Helper character provides helpful suggestions to advance the plot if writers get stuck. Users don't have total creative control -- they supply the text but can't use original images, and content has to be illustrated with art that My StoryMaker provides. The site also has a limited number of action, object, background, and character options, so kids may only want to use it to create a story or two. Kids won't get direct input on their story lines or writing quality; parents will need to review their work to provide guidance and help them improve. But, with some additional input, My StoryMaker can help spur kids' imaginations and provide beneficial writing practice. Just make sure you print, download, or email the finished story to save it -- due to space constraints, the site deletes them after a month.

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