Kid In Story Book Maker

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Kid in Story Book Maker makes it easy and fun to create visual stories to support learning, social modeling, and early literacy with your child as the star character.

Kid in Story Book Maker’s templates come to life when you place your child or student’s picture on every page. The story templates in our community library cover a variety of practical and fanciful topics from promoting good hygiene by washing your hands, to a playful exploration of emotions and facial expressions, to a fantasy visit to San Francisco! You can also write your own custom story or modify any of the templates as you see fit.

How Kid in Story Book Maker Works
To personalize the stories, LocoMotive Labs’ unique Locolens™ image detection technology allows you to superimpose your child or student onto the template backgrounds – similar to “green screening.” Just snap a portrait (or use one already saved in your library), and let Locolens™ pluck your “kid” out of the picture and place him or her in the story. As the narrator, you can record your own voice or the child’s voice for each page. Once complete, children will enjoy reading their very own personalized visual story. Parents can share it with others via email or Dropbox.

Children with Special Needs

We specifically designed Kid in Story Book Maker to benefit children who use visual narratives to complement auditory directions, model task analysis and expected social behavior, reinforce routines and to engage struggling readers.

Teachers, Therapists, and Parents Share Stories for Free

Kid in Story Book Maker combined with Kid in Story Free (with in-app purchase) enables teachers, therapists and parents to share stories they create with students, friends and family. The free version allows anyone with an iPhone or iPad to read any story created with Kid in Story Book Maker.


- Read and customize templates in the community library.

- Create custom stories with your own images, text, and narration

- One-of-a-kind technology makes it simple to superimpose your portraits over the visual narrative

- Share via email or Dropbox

- Kid-safe: absolutely no ads or in-app purchases

Community Library Story Template Descriptions

Faces I Make is the perfect starter story. Your kiddo will practice posing with various expressions and really exercise those make-believe skills.

Let’s Get a Haircut is a way to expose your child on what to expect when getting their haircut. No matter if the hairstylist uses clippers or scissors, there are gender specific templates created for boys and girls.

What Will I See in San Francisco? includes the famous steep streets, the Golden Gate Bridge, the baseball stadium, Chinatown, the zoo, and more. Prepare your child for an actual visit to San Francisco, or put them in the story as an imaginary trip!

Are Monsters Hiding in My Room? Know a kid who’s sometimes bothered by the thought that there may be monsters hiding somewhere in their bedroom? In this story that kiddo will be checking behind the door, in the closet, under the bed… but will find no monsters anywhere!

On the Playground walks us through all the fun to be had at the playground. Swings, monkey bars, climbing and slides are some of the highlights in this colorful story.

When Is It Time to Wash My Hands? is full of practical advice on when to wash your hands. Have you just come inside from playing? Are you about to eat? Just finished using the bathroom? Time to wash up!

A Day at the Movies Going to the movies is a lot of fun! We’ll get some popcorn, pick out just the right seats, watch some previews, and finally it’ll be time to watch the Big Movie!

And More!

Related post: The people behind the Kid in Story app

LocoMotive Labs, an award-winning team of game designers and developers closely collaborating with parents, speech and language pathologists, and educators designed Kid in Story Book Maker. This visual story app is inspired by children with autism and other special needs. Children who benefit from visual narratives to model task analysis and expected social behavior, and to complement auditory directions for learning especially love to use Kid In Story Book Maker.

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Watch the video to learn how you can use Kid in Story Book Maker to engage your child and build social stories!