Make Your Child the Star of a Digital Story

by Laura on May 21, 2012

Who doesn’t love to see their own face and name in a story?  As a great way to entertain your toddler or preschooler, personalized story books can be a real help.  A digital app makes things even easier.

I just recently found the website JibJab.  They have a fantastic free app that comes with 1 free story.  The story pulls a picture of your choosing and creates a main character of your child for the story!  All my kids loved this app, and it is very creative and well done.  A younger child would love seeing his face on every page of the well written stories, and the sounds that accompany each page.

Screenshot from the free book I personalized:

If you like this book and want more, you can purchase additional books.  There are 13 books they have ready to go.  They also have a book of the month club to get a new book every month.  We have signed up :)

Digital books are also a great way to have stories on the go, without having to lug around several different books.  Use in the car or airplane for independent play looking at the animated character and pictures or along with an older child or adult reading the story out loud.  We’ve also used ours for bedtime stories when other books aren’t available (like in a hotel).

For more details on their monthly subscription and app, JibJap Jr. Books on iTunes has all the info.   Really a fantastic app for entertainment.

Have you used personalized stories before?  What companies have you used?  I’d love to hear any updates on those of you who try this app.

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