Toontastic 3D: a playful storytelling app for kids
Today’s digital devices and tools offer amazing opportunities for kids to imagine, invent and explore with technology—and perhaps most important of all, have fun!
Over the years, we’ve worked closely with educators to build programmes for kids to create through code, doodle their dreams, explore exotic locales with virtual reality, and even tour the Himalayas with a very friendly Yeti named Verne.
Today, we’re unveiling our latest project for kids - one that will give voice to their imaginations and transform their devices into playful and powerful tools for learning creative skills. It’s called Toontastic 3D.
With Toontastic 3D, kids can draw, animate and narrate their own adventures, news stories, school reports, and anything else they might dream up. All they need to do is move characters around on the screen and tell their story.
It’s like a digital puppet theater…but with enormous interactive 3D worlds, dozens of customisable characters, 3D drawing tools, and an idea lab with sample stories to inspire new creations.
Like the original Toontastic (released in 2011 and widely praised by educators, kids, and parents around the globe), Toontastic 3D enables kids to build whatever they like - including book or science reports for school, design pitches, short stories and cartoons.
Toontastic 3D is available and free to download today for phones, tablets and select Chromebooks, on both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.
We hope the app will empower kids to imagine, invent and explore while developing skills for the creative jobs of tomorrow - whether they dream of becoming a filmmaker, a teacher, a designer, a cartoonist, or just want to explore the boundaries of their imaginations.
Article by the Google for Education team