After years of DOing stuff with kids in classrooms, I've LEARNed...

Kids like to make up stories, but most rather play games. Shocking, right? Solution: create a little app that enables kids to customize stories in a game-like interactive fashion. TAP OUT A TALE features "mini stories" dreamed up with elementary school classes or groups of eager young imagination rich minds.

I hope to add many tales to this list, but for now we've got the choices below. Give one or more a try by tapping on the link.

TALE 1...
Want the title to this little tale?... You get to choose it. You also get to choose character names, some descriptions and actions. Ready, set, try TALE 1

TALE 2...
This tale, dreamed up with Makayla at New Albany School, may have something to do with you or someone you know saving the world. Tap out TALE 2

TALE 3...
This tale was the starter tale for a book dreamed up with a super group of fourth graders. Give it a whirl and then check out the book to see how things truly develop. Tap out TALE 3

TALE 4...
This tale is a story starter for highly imaginative 5th graders in Camden, NJ. Hoping to make it into book someday. Tap out TALE 4

TALE 5...
This story starter ends leaving the reader/writer with lots of options. Give it a read and see where you think it should go. Tap out TALE 5

Recently tapped this tale out with 8 phenomenal and "phun" 2nd grade classes at New Albany School. Their endings were highly creative. Mrs. M's class even turned their ending (by Makayla and Genevieve) into a skit! And, I got to watch and ENJOY it... immensely!!!

While I'm raving about this school, let me add check out our version of Zapeti Zopity Zu.

Educators and Parents...

If you think having an energetic, kid-at-heart, professional writer come to your class/school/educational event to dream up a tale with your kids has value, please don't be shy. GET IN TOUCH.