Tired of reciting the same old bedtime stories? Let your kids create their own!
With the Toontastic iPad app, children can use their imagination to create their own story with cartoon scenes, music and characters.
Kids learn about the five aspects of a story arc, choosing to work first on the setup, the conflict, the challenge, the climax, or the resolution. Next, kids can pick the setting of their story, be it a pirate ship or magic castle. Users can also imagine their own zany characters or adventurous settings using the illustration tools.
When animating the scenes, narrators can record their voice and make their characters come to life on screen. The scene is completed once background music is added. Once the story is done, it can be shared online with friends.
To start your own story, click here. The app itself is free of charge, but there are add-ons: sets of additional scenes and characters (USD 1).
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