Ahoy Matey! Check out Toontastic Jr. Pirates, an app that allows you to make a story that is all your own. Using various pre-created scenes, users can record their own dialogue and move characters around like puppets. For each story you choose a beginning, middle and end, add music to create tone and give the story a title and author. Deciding these components of a story will help children learn how a story works, which aids in developing reading comprehension, but making the stories is also a ton of fun! Use your imagination, silly voices and humor as you tell “what happens next” in each section. The app also has a mode called StoryShare where you can collaboratively create the story with another user and watch your creation together. Try this app for free on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Unlock all scenes for $2.99.
–Julie R., Caledonia Township branch
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