Have your kids ever told their own story, performed a puppet show or written their own book?  Well, there’s an app just waiting for them to get there little creative hands on it.  This app will allow them to create a new cartoon adventure.  It’s Toontastic!  It’s the perfect educational app that will allow them to put their smarts and creativity to use.   The Toontastic app (for iPad & iPhone), created by Launchpad, allows children to create their own cartoons and then share them with family and friends around the world.

I heart this app, especially because it incorporates very important skills and principles of storytelling into it.  Children are taken through a step by step process while creating their cartoon and each step is explained both verbally and visually.  I enjoy trying apps with my students and testing them out, but this time I decided to try this app out, during the holidays, with my 6 year old niece and 12 year old nephew.  We had a blast using it.  We each created our own cartoon and assisted each other at the same time.  Oh, and after your child chooses their characters or draws them, then they record their story (record their voice) for each scene.  Fantastic, right?  Of course, after we finished our cartoons we shared them with the entire family.  Needless to say the two of them wanted to continue making cartoons late into the night.  After the third cartoon, Auntie had to take a break.  Your family should try this app next.  If you find this app is too advanced for your child don’t worry, because Launchpad has a new app called Toontastic Jr. which is for children as young as 3.

Words From the Toontastic Website;

Toontastic inspires the artist and writer in every child.  Toontastic’s drawing tools bring kids’ wildest ideas to life alongside virtual playsets chock full of pirates, princesses, far away galaxies, and many other characters and settings to spark the imagination.

Are you ready to try this app with your family?  Do your kids use apps at home or in school?  Do you have any storytellers at home?  Visit the site and learn more about this app at www.launchpadtoys.com.

~Monica J~

Disclaimer: The views expressed are that of Monica J. We were not compensated to write this review. 


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