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Shake-n-Tell Brings Back the Bedtime Story
Shake-n-Tell is a storytelling improv tool that solves the brain-dead-at-bedtime dilemma by guiding parents through different-every-time adventures with text prompts designed for elaboration.
But what if “interactive”
Shake-N-Tell for the iPhone uses 21st century technology to bring back an ancient tradition – storytelling. Shake-N-Tell jumpstarts the creative process and turns the user into the storyteller, handing them an inexhaustible improv engine with flash card prompts for characters and plot points – each adventure loaded with effectively infinite permutations to spin a new tale every time. Limited graphics keep young eyes off the screen and young minds engaged in the story.
Shake-N-Tell helps brings it back.
The free Shake-N-Tell app comes loaded with story outlines that take the storyteller and his or her audience on randomly-generated adventures that might include a mouse who lives in a department store or a boy searching for a lost gold mine – each “shake” prompting the storyteller through the next step with text designed to inspire embellishment. “We say ‘elaborate, exaggerate, describe,’” Polito explains. Shake-N-Tell storytellers can follow the story line to the end – the possibilities expanding exponentially at each shake – or use it as a launch pad to tell their own tall tale.
Shake-N-Tell downloads free with four adventures. Story Packs sell for $1.99 with eight genre-specific adventures and a new Story Pack released every month. Got a little girl who likes princesses? A boy who wears his astronaut helmet to bed? If that princess or spaceman wants to hear the same story mom told last night, Shake-N-Tell offers a 99-cent recording option. Grandma can tell stories to her grandkids from across the country.
The Shake-N-Tell experience may begin on an iPhone but the excitement happens in the imagination.
To interview Shake-N-Tell creator Rick Polito, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-928-9567. Download the free app here - http://itunes.apple.com/
Find out more at www.shake-n-