Story Patch is a five-dollar app, which might seem expensive at first. Trust me though, if your kids love to tell funny and original stories, it’s a bargain at twice that price.
Kids can either start with one of the pre-loaded theme (my birthday, a trip to the zoo, saving the world, and so on) or write a story without any help at all. The first option is a much lower time commitment.
Why we like it:
My 11-year-old daughter cracked herself up for hours and hours with this app. The screenshot below is from her masterpiece, “Me So Prettiful.” I seriously thought she was going to wet her pants when she was writing it.
The story-building prompts in the pre-loaded theme mode are great. Answer all the questions and this app automatically writes your story for you. You can then edit the text or get straight to the fun part: illustrating!
There are over 800 re-sizeable graphics to choose from including backgrounds, characters, animals and objects. Kids can also customize characters with facial expressions, clothing, coloring and body positions. Then they can drag, resize, and rotate to their hearts’ delight.
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We tested version 1.1, which is compatible with the iPad and requires iOs 3.2 or later. Developer Haywoodsoft LLC. Read our disclosure policy.