Storybird are a new company who style themselves as advocates for imagination. They rethink the contours of publishing, games and social interaction. Basically you sign up for free and you pick a style of artwork that you like from a range which are uploaded by artists. Then you use the art to create a story, adding in text as you like. Then you invite someone to collaborate. It was designed so that families could communicate and have fun even if they were apart or if they don’t often spend lots of face time together.
It has sections for artists, parents, teachers and children.
It is designed for children aged 3 – 13 and going on my experience, they LOVE it. I have two kids in this age range and they are busy making stories and reading way more than they ever were as a result of trying this out.
Next step is to set them up collaborating with their french Granny.
Here is the first one I made. Sweet.
What do you think?
What is your favourite web tool to use with children?