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March 18, 2014

Make Beliefs Comix Releases a Free App

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Our friend Bill Zimmerman at Make Beliefs Comix sent us this news, which we're happy to share with you here:
 
 
MakeBeliefsComix.com has released a free comic creation app for iPads.

The app allows users to tap into their imaginations and create comic stories that can be shared via email or on any other social media channel. It can be downloaded from iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/make-beliefs-comix/id795026580?ls=1&mt=8

This Make Beliefs Comix app was developed from the popular web site, MakeBeliefsComix.com, now used by educators and families in more than 180 countries. The fun site was named a "Great Web Site for Kids" by the American Library Association and selected by UNESCO and Google as among the world's top web sites to encourage literacy and reading. In addition to being an educational resource for literacy and English-As-Second Language programs, Make Beliefs Comix can be used to help children with special needs, including those with Autism, communicate and understand concepts more easily.

In creating comic tales with the app, users can select from 37 human and animal characters, each showing 4 different emotions for a total of 148 character choices – there's even a werewolf, vampire and poodle girl to stir things up. Then, put words in the mouths and thoughts in the heads of these fun characters as you fill in their talk and thought balloons. (Write in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Latin or Portuguese.) To enhance their stories, users also can choose which of the dozens of objects and scenes to add to the template panels where they place characters.