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Friday, April 12

Sock Puppets

Recommended ages: 5-12
Educational app rating: ★★★★★
Funny app rating: ★★★★★
App Store Customer Ratings:
What children learn: Vocabulary
Can children play alone: yes
Language: English

Price: free

Sock Puppets is a very engaging app that allows you to create your own stories with virtual sock puppets straight into your iPhone in a very easy and intuitive way.
Add Puppets, scenery, backgrounds and additional objects and start creating your story. The puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice when you touch the record button. Children can create stories and add the characters they prefer. Storytelling is probably the best way to foster writing and reading

skills as well as literacy. While recording simply choose a puppet, tap it and that puppet will lip-synch, tap a different puppet and switch auto lip-synching to it. Stories can be as rich as the childrens imagination can reach. Backgrounds can be added to take puppets to different places within the story.
Children can later share their stories across the net, which makes it also highly rewarding.

Sock Puppets is free, although extra features need an upgrade (clips only last 30 sec, which could be enough for very short stories longer stories need to be cut into different clips)

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