Back in June of this summer I had the pleasure of stumbling across locally made StorySmart apps. You may recall my review of the available series of Social Stories. Jennifer Minnelli, the Speech Therapist, and her husband Pete Minnelli, the designer promised more stories were in the making, and recently they delivered on the newest.
Storysmart3: Ruby Gets in the Game is available for only $3.99 in the iTunes store. With lovely illustrations, gentle music, and an interesting story line, the Minnellis latest story helps children learn social language skills while engaged in a sporting event.
Using the same interface as the prior apps, there is plenty of ways the adult can adapt the app for the end-user, including turning on or off music, changing font size. This is a terrific addition to the Storysmart library, and I look forward to the next chapter!
Android users, don't give up hope yet. I've spoken with Pete Minnelli who indicates that they anticipate making the apps available on the android platform in approximately a year and a half.
Be sure to take a look at all the SmartStory apps especially if you work with students who struggle with social skills.