Art Maker App

Art Maker App is free  for a short time featuring a story making tools for young learners aged 2-6 years. Compatible only with the iPad, this  app provides several different backgrounds and a scrolling pallet of objects (animals, buildings, plants, etc.) to insert onto the background and create pictures which can be combined to create a sequence of pages for a story book. The app provides sound and the ability to move the toys or objects on the background, and create animation and record sound when making a movie. It has some interesting tools that young learners can participate with to assist with the story making process.  Here  are some screenshots of the apps tools and features:

Currently free, this is an interesting story making and interactive app for young learners. For students on an OT caseload who may have difficulty drawing and creating on their own or who get frustrated with their limited ability to generate pictures on their own this is an error free tool to support them in making pictures or stories. This is worth exploring as a tool for young students if you support them in story making activities, or can use it as a motivator during therapy sessions.

Free is a great way to add more tools to your iTool kit!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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1 Response to Art Maker App

  1. I LOVE this app. Played around with it yesterday. Very impressed that it was free. I like the idea for any young student to create stories. Nice UDL app for all young students. Also, how cute would this be if you saved it and had your children’s young voices recorded telling their stories as they got older. Thanks for the tip on this one.

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