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If you’re in search of an engaging educational app that your 6-8 year old won’t tire of, meet Scribble. Scribble is a darling app that allows early elementary ages to tell their stories in age appropriate ways that builds their confidence as writers and gives them the creative freedom to write, illustrate, and even share their stories. Scribble is based off Fingerprint’s successful Scribble Press app that has been called “hands down the best story creation app.” Fingerprint took their award winning Scribble Press app that has been been used by kids and families since 2011, made it better, and relaunched it as Scribble last week. With endless possibilities for creating, Scribble Creative Book maker lets kids tell stories in their own way.
Upon launching the app and tapping on the Create a Story button, kids are taken to a screen that contains templates based on the theme of their story. Multiple kinds of story books can be found in the About Me, Animals, Fairy Tales, and Imagination section. There’s also a blank book for kids who don’t quite find something that meets their needs or want to write a book of their own.
After selecting a book, kids get started on filling in the blanks. Think of it as Mad Libs but in story form with 30 fill-in-the-blank story starters that range from the silly to the sublime.
Blank boxes and animated fingers tell kids where to insert their own words to personalize their stories. Pop up directions help kids get started and provide just enough text in kid-friendly font for ages 6-8 to read without getting overwhelmed.
After adding text, it’s time to illustrate! The icons along the the right side of the screen let kids access 300+ drawing tools lets children customize books quickly and easily.
There is a paint palette for kids to draw their own imaginative creations, a huge selection of stickers that can be added and then flipped any direction, backgrounds that can be used to fill the page, and young authors and illustrators can even take a photo or grab one from your device’s photo library, record some sound, or add music. Having children narrate their stories provides them with reading practice that they will be excited to do because kids this age love to hear their own voices!
If the things that were added to your page aren’t quite right, the Undo button at the bottom of the icons lets you fix it with just a tap. When your page is just how you want it, the DONE button in the upper right corner leads you to the next page.
Books are saved on the Home screen of the app in a tray at the bottom to create a library of their own creations.
Children can tap on a book to edit, read, save it as a video or photo, or delete it.
Having multiple users enables kids to create different accounts within the app so they can see just their own books upon signing in.
The easy to use format of Scribble makes it the perfect app to motivate ages 6-8 to use their reading and writing skills as they become creative storytellers. It’s great for families as well as in an early elementary classroom setting. With just a couple of iPads, Scribble could easily be used for center work. With just a couple of iPads in the classroom, students could access their individual accounts, create stories, and pair up to swap devices and read each other’s stories. The audio recording button provides a way to differentiate learning but serves as a huge motivator for reluctant readers who resist reading but love hearing their own voices played back to them.
Scribble is available today in the Apple App Store, Google Play, or via Samsung Kids for $4.99 and is worth every penny! For more information, visit fingerprintplay.com or facebook.com/FingerprintPlay.
Win a copy of Scribble!
Fingerprint has provided 5 copies of Scribble to share with Tech Savvy Mama readers! To win one for your family, simply leave a comment sharing what Story Starter you think your child would enjoy using most before Wednesday, 11/25 at 11 am ET. Or if they would enjoy using the blank book feature, tell me what they would write about!
Fingerprint compensated me for my time in evaluating and reviewing Scribble but all opinions are my own. Some images courtesy of Fingerprint.