Monday, February 28, 2011

Link O'Day: Tikatok---Children write their own books

This looks like fun for parents and grandparents as well as educators. Tikatok was shared with me by a library science student. It is sponsored by Barnes & Noble. You can join for just $1, and your children/students can make books. If you want to buy the hard copy of the book there is a charge to order it. But if you are not able/willing to pay, you can send the book to Facebook FOR FREE! While I can see some teachers or librarians doing this, due to the fact that Facebook is often blocked in schools, I suspect it may have more appeal to parents. I know that I would have loved to have a copy of one of my daughter's creations, bound like a "real" book and saved as a keepsake....not to mention the gift potential.  Also, a teacher or librarian could have kids make the books, send them to FB, and also then allow parents to buy if they wanted. The free to Facebook potential is what allows me to recommend this fee-based site, and for that reason I think it is worth a look.

1 comment:

  1. I found this site that lets you create an online book. You upload original artwork and photos and record your child's voice reading the story. The site then publishes it into an online book. There are several samples to look at on the webite. I can see parents using this and teachers. Best of all, it's FREE!