Recently, I was introduced to Gepeto, an amazing new storytelling app and I am pretty intrigued by the concept. As a mom and a classroom teacher, I know just how important storytelling is for kids. It helps them develop their oral and written language skills, exercise their creativity, and builds self-esteem and confidence. Gepeto is storytelling taken to the next level. With this app, your child’s stories can come to life with animation. Have a look at the video below to see what this looks like:
Gepeto is not currently available for purchase. They are working on getting adequate funding to really take it to the next level including completing it for other platforms including Android tablets (currently only available for iPad), adding more features like dynamic and scrolling backgrounds, integrating 2D and 3D animations, and adding voice filters.
You can help AND get in on the ground floor of this project with some great savings and gifts. For example:
- For only $10 (or $5 for an early-access version), get your own copy of Gepeto for iPads! You and your kids will help lead a new community of digital storytellers.
- Give Gepeto to a classroom anywhere in the world for $150
- Receive interactive trading cards you can use in Gepeto to make stories along with the starter version of Gepeto for $25
To help spread the word about this amazing app, the developers behind Gepeto have generously offered my readers a giveaway too! The giveaway includes: a 1-year subscription to Gepeto and a Peekapak puppet show kit complete with three fun wooden characters, a puppet show background, a book, and more cool stuff. Once Gepeto launches, you’ll have access to these characters to star in your own stories. This is a prize pack valued at $100+. Open to US and Canada (excluding Quebec). Enter below.