Everyone is a storyteller…these tools can get you started…
With simplicity and ease of access, Birmingham Children’s Theatre has brought together storytelling and puppetry. With three different productions to choose from, chances are you’ll find something your little one will enjoy. Maybe they will be inspired to create a play of their very own. Runtime 8-12 minutes.
Want less viewing and more doing? Here’s an app that lets kids safely create their own production. TELESTORY is only available in the Apple App store, but it is definitely worth a look. Kids get to pretend they are television producers, directors and writers who star in their own shows, as well as learn some valuable skills in content creating! They get to plan their shows, write the scripts, rehearse, record and perform in them, and then edit the completed shows. It features model shows and general templates that they can use if they need inspiration.
Another great creativity-focused app is TOONTASTIC 3D. This app allows your children to make their own cartoons! We recommend Toontastic 3D for ages 5-12. It includes various story outlines, scenes and dozens of colorful characters. Kids can either use those characters or create their own with simple drawing tools, press “record” and then move characters around and narrate the story with their own voice recording. They can add a musical score, and put all the pieces together in a single 3D cartoon. The app also has cartoons created by other kids and useful storytelling tips. Download off the Apple App store, or Google Play.
Stay busy! Stay creative!