“Let the picture tell the story………”
This app offers something for everyone and has the potential to be enjoyed for an incredible length of time. It explores many areas of language arts and can be approached and scaffolded in accordance with children's own needs and abilities. Interpreting illustrations and using them as a guide to the words written on the page is an important pre reading skill; so exploring your own sentences created from illustrations and the question posed homes in on the development of this ability. Sentences can be fine tuned, extended and developed as the app is explored with a parent. Story contributions are recorded and knitted together to compose a longer narrative and explores how scentences fit together to form paragraphs. Abstract concepts such as feelings, prediction, inference and assumptions are explored supporting deeper social emotional understanding and developing knowledge and understanding necessary for socialization. Different levels, prompts and clues are included to help scaffold development.
Explore different pictures found in your world, find a snap shot in a magazine and talk about how the people in the picture feel, what has happened or is happenening, what might they be saying, where are they, who are they? Practice making the assumptions involved in exploring the storymaking app.