Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Storymaker

If you and your child haven't tried out the my StoryMaker yet, come to the library! This is a fun piece of software that guides your child through the writing and illustration of his or her very own story. Creating stories is a powerful way to build literacy and school readiness. Not only that, but children get a great big boost of confidence and self-esteem when they see that they are a "published author!"

Here at Main Library we also have a cute little purple kiosk where children can walk up, touch the screen, and read the stories that other children have written. We even have some stories in Spanish!

From the CLP Kids' webpage:

Can a lion share a cupcake with an astronaut?
What happens when a pirate meets a fox in the woods? If you are visiting Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, you have the power to decide -- meeting new characters, going on great adventures and creating your very own story along the way.

my StoryMaker lets you control characters and objects - and creates sentences for you! Once you are done with your story, save it online or print it out in the Library.

my StoryMaker is available only on Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh computers.

Click here to find a library location near you!

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