Sago Mini Doodlecast is a unique drawing app for kids age 2 to 7. It not only can save your kids drawing, but also their talking. It can serve as a wonderful digital storytelling tool for young kids. Kids can talk while drawing, and the app will record the drawing process as well as their voice, so you can here the young artists’ stories while watching the masterpieces being created.
When kids start the app, they will be presented with a drawing template with a question, like “Who is having a party?” The template has some balloons, but the rest are empty plain space for kids to add content. Kids will have three different pens and several colors to choose from. They can talk while drawing and their talk will be recorded with the drawing. Once they are done with the art, they can tap on the check mark and the app will replay the art creation process. All arts created will be saved in the app’s art library unless you delete them. You can also export the art video to your device’s photo library.
In addition to the drawing template provided, kids can take a photo from things around them and then draw on top of the photos. If they don’t like the template and prompt questions provided, they can start a blank page and draw anything they want to.
There are near 40 templates in the app. Kids can follow the order of the template or they can choose which template they are more interested in at the moment.
• Choose from over 30 storytelling prompts
• Easy-to-use drawing tools
• Records every stroke, word and giggle
• Automatically saves your movies
• Export videos to your camera roll
• Supports more than 14 languages including Spanish, French, German, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin.
• Excellent for 2-6 year olds.
• No in-app purchases or third-party advertising, so you and your child can play without interruptions!
It could be intimidating for young kids when they are facing a blank page. A template with a prompt question is a great way to help kids get started.
The option of drawing on top of self-taken photos creates the opportunity of storytelling practice. Parents and kids can take pictures together on their outings, and having kids talk about what happened while drawing on those pictures. It is a wonderful digital storytelling tool for young kids. It can even be used as a therapy tool.
Sago Mimi Doodlecast is available on iPhone, iPod and iPAD. It is usually $2.99 on App Store.
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