Sunday, July 21, 2013

Featured App: Play School Art Maker

Play School Art Maker by Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Play School Art Maker allows kids to create scenes with their favorite PlaySchool toys. My two love making pictures and haven't even tried making movies yet. I love that some of the pictures are jigsaw puzzles when you try to add them, so you have to assemble them first - forcing the kids to think more about what they are doing. Oh, and did I mention that it is FREE in Australia?

If you would like to download Play School Art Maker ($2.99, iPad Only, free in Australia), please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by clicking on the button below:


There are no external links, however there is the ability
to watch episodes within the app - please be aware that
the downloads are metered.  This feature can be disabled.


From iTunes:
The Play School Art Maker app is a fun way for kids to freely create pictures, animated movies and story slideshows using their favourite Play School toys and craft items. They can even add their own audio narration, upload their own photos as backgrounds, and save photos of their art.

Play School Art Maker encourages imagination and creativity through open play - children are free to make and design whatever they like! There are no rules or timers.

The app is quintessentially Play School, with a hand-made aesthetic and a strong focus on storytelling. The playful sound design also features the much loved Play School piano and familiar voices of presenters Alex Papps and Karen Pang.

Play School Art Maker is aimed at kids aged 2-6 years and offers a wonderful creative experience for parents and carers to share with children.


* create pictures with Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty, Jemima and their friends
* decorate scenes with a large range of art and craft items
* animate pictures to create movies with your own songs or narration
* choose from 6 Play School craft backgrounds (Beach, Bedroom, Farm, Kitchen, Moon, Underwater) or choose from 1 of 16 plain coloured paper backgrounds

* use a photo from your own album as a background to bring Play School into your world
* save pictures and animations to share with friends and family – you can even come back and edit them later
* make a story slideshow using up to 8 of your pictures and animations
* you don’t need to be connected to the internet to make pictures, animated movies or slideshows
* watch episodes of Play School (this feature requires a web connection and can be disabled)


Odd Socks Mummy remembers watching Play School as a young girl and is amazed the same tried and true formula is working on her own children.

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