Every child has a story to tell; the only question is how to help them put it down in words. Scribble Press Deluxe is a bookmaking app that makes it easy for kids to imagine, create, and tell their own stories using simple but powerful editing tools.
Create Your Book From Scratch or Choose a Template
In Scribble Press Deluxe, kids create a book from scratch or choose from 30+ fill-in-the-blanks story starters ranging from the serious to the imaginative. Each book can be customized with various elements such as text, photos, stickers, backgrounds, drawings, and sounds. It can also be saved to the device as photos or videos to share with friends and family.
The story starters provide kids with a storyline that they complete with their own words. They type directly on each page to fill in the blanks. These pre-made templates vary in length, but most of them have fewer than 10 pages. They are great for teaching young kids about story structure and elements.
The blank book is a useful choice for creating projects that might not fit into any of the pre-made templates, for example, science reports or photo essays. When kids select a blank book, they are free to add as many pages as they want. They also don’t have to follow a set format.
Once a book has been completed, it can be replayed like a slideshow. It can also be saved as a video or as pictures. Should kids feel like tweaking their book, they can do so by selecting the Edit option.
Whether kids decide to select a pre-made template or a blank book, they always have access a wide range of editing tools: paintbrush, stickers, backgrounds, camera, record, and music. These tools are located on the right-hand side of the screen for easy access.
The paintbrush tool allow kids to draw pictures freehand. They can adjust the brush tip to create fine or thick lines, and choose from a wide spectrum of colors. There is also a stamp tool featuring various shapes (star, heart, smiley face, and more).
Stickers can be added anywhere on the page. They are grouped by theme, but kids can use any sticker they want. In addition, some stickers have cut-outs that can be replaced with the child’s photo. This fun feature allows kids to make themselves a character in any story.
Similar to stickers, backgrounds may be used to enrich the story. There are lots of backgrounds available; kids can filter out the ones they want by selecting a specific theme.
The camera feature allows kids to take a new photo or select one from the camera roll. They can then trace to cut out elements from the photo, and add it onto the page.
The record feature allows kids to record their own narration. Finally, music can be added to create an immersive reading experience.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Scribble Press Deluxe is designed for the classroom and at home. You can create multiple user profiles on the same device, and each user will be able to create and share an unlimited number of books. There is also a protected section from grown-ups where you can easily export multiple books at once to your device or to your email.
The app contains no third-party advertising and no in-app purchases. The bookmaking process also works well without an Internet connection.
Things I Like
Scribble Press Deluxe empowers each child, regardless of skill level, to imagine and create their very own stories. The well-designed tools make the creation process easy and enjoyable, whether it is started from scratch or using one of the pre-made story templates. The app also has a diverse selection of topics that kids can easily relate to.
Additionally, the app has excellent customization options. For example, it is possible to choose the book’s cover image and typeface. The app also has a photo editing tool that allows kids to cut out specific elements from their photos and use them for embellishments. It’s all easy to use, even with limited guidance from grown-ups.
Scribble Press Deluxe is a child-friendly app that lets kids hone their storytelling skills by creating their own books from scratch or by following a pre-made template. The finished book can then be saved as a video or image. The app is well-made and easy to use, and offers excellent customization options that facilitate each child’s creativity and imagination. It’s a great way to engage kids in storytelling, and is highly recommended for use at home or in the classroom.
Get it on the App Store: iPad
App was provided for our honest review.