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!