Doodlecast for Kids for the iPad and iPhone lets kids bring their artwork to life. They narrate as they draw, then play the animated sketch back as a video — it’s ingenious!
The app starts kids with a series of 20 drawing prompts, which include themes (fast, yucky, messy, loud) and elements (water, park, mouth). Kids draw with their fingers. Then, things get interesting.
As your child is drawing, she can narrate. Like this: “The big… angry… orange… dinosaur… in the flower hat… ATE MY DAD!” The app records both the drawing sequence and the child’s voice, and the video playbacks (which can be exported) are priceless.
Why we like it:
It’s creative. It’s unique. It’s got the potential to be really, really funny (you should see my 9 and 12-year-old kids dueling with this app. It’s a wonder they haven’t broken our iPad in their efforts to outdo each other.)
Like this? Get our App of the Week newsletter.
We tested version 1.2, which is compatible with the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Requires IOS 4.3 or later. Developer: zinc Roe Inc. Read our disclosure policy.