What is it
Seedling Comic Studio allows children to create and share their own comic book. They can combine photos from their device with custom backgrounds and stickers. There are a range of themes to choose from as the children get creative and explore the app.
Once children are happy with their basic picture, they can then add stickers, effects, costumes, props, thought bubbles and captions. The options are endless and their is a lot of fun to be had while creating a unique masterpiece.
Once the comic is complete it can be emailed and printed out – giving a real life audience for children’s writing.
Completed comics are stored in the library and can be added to an edited at a later date.
Tested on an iPad
What our team of testers said
"There is so much you can do!" - Girl aged 8
"I'm going to make a cartoon about Scout (our dog)" - Girl aged 8
"Please can I do it again in the morning? I know what I want to happen next in my story." - Girl aged 9
"Oh wow! It looks like a real comic now it's been printed." - Boy aged 7
- Allows children to get creative with photos
- Encourages children to tell simple stories
- Develops Literacy skills
- Gives children a real audience for their writing
What our experts think
Seedling comics is a great app for encouraging children to write in a fun way. Children loved taking photos and editing them to create their own comic book; the app really allowed children to express themselves creatively.
Our testers thought a lot about the pictures they took (there was lots of posing and they became very good at directing!) We liked the way that once children were happy with the pictures they could then add to them and start creating their story; it really brought home how the pictures are an important part of the story telling process.
We loved the range of ways in which pictures could be personalised – there was lots of scope as the app was open ended and really encouraged children to use their imagination. The app could be used to produce comics; it could also be used to create thank you letters, invitations…the options are endless!
This app would be really good for reluctant writers; not only does it tap into a genre that engages and motivates, but it also gave children a real audience for their writing (our testers loved seeing their comics in print.)
It would be even better if...
Some simple instructions/ step by step guide would have been useful – some of our testers found initial navigation difficult.
- Brands: seedling
- Key Features:
- No 3rd party adverts
- No internet access required for core features
- Child Restrictions: Yes- appropriate features restricted
- Languages available:
- Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Requires iOS 8.0 or later
- App Types: Educational Apps
- Types of skills developed: Art & design
Speech, language and communication skills