We’ve all heard a lot about Twitter, but there’s another website with a bird related name that you might not have heard so much about. It’s called Storybird, and it’s site where kids, families, and friends can create their own online stories or read stories that other people have created, complete with colorful illustrations. You can work on your own, or invite a partner to collaborate and take turns making pages. You can share your work with others in the Songbird community or keep them private. Or you can be like me and just read all the cool stories other people have put together and shared.
One of the best parts about Storybird is the artwork. You can browse through illustrations by a number of artists and choose which ones you want to include in your story- and the choices are incredible! It’s also really cool to see different people use the same pictures in completely different stories and see how the context affects the meaning of the image.
For now, Storybird is free, but as it grows the company does plan to add premium features (like printing) that you have to pay for. But it’s definitely worth checking out the free options- and if you make a Storybird, be sure to share it with me!
Illustration: by Aaron Blecha