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The best Android storytelling apps for kids in English, Hindi, and more

In an age of smartphones and tablets, getting your kids to listen to stories as you read out to them may be a bit of a challenge. Arguably, gone are the days when parents lulled their kids to sleep with books on their lap. That is especially so because children nowadays are used to spending a big chunk of their time on mobile devices, playing mobile games and watching YouTube videos.

Fortunately, there are apps out there that are meant to help preserve the tradition of bedtime stories, albeit in a digital format. Apart from their educational use, digital storytelling can help to stimulate creativity and critical thinking in your kids. In this post, we aim to provide you with a list of the best storytelling apps for kids of all age groups in multiple languages. Without further ado, let’s take a look at them.


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Multilingual storytelling app

Well, before we hop into language-specific storytelling apps for kids, let’s first check out the one app that is not only simple but offers content in all languages.

YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids was developed with learning and fun in mind, and it supports multiple languages. Kids can watch their favorite shows and music as well as learn anything they want. The app contains filters and is monitored by human reviewers to keep the videos in YouTube Kids family-friendly.

One of its major features is the Kids Profile which allows you to create up to eight kid profiles, each featuring their own viewing preferences, video recommendations, and settings.

Download YouTube Kids from Google Play

Storytelling apps for kids in English

Many storytelling apps that come in droves from Google Play are mostly in the English language, with some including translations in other languages to cater to those who don’t use English as their mother tongue. Here’s a couple of them:


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Toontastic 3D

Released in January last year by Google as part of its Launchpad Toys acquisition, Toontastic 3D lets your kids create their own cartoons and narrate their stories by just moving the characters around on the screen. Kids can draw a wide variety of characters ranging from robots, pirates, and more.

Using the app’s native 3D drawing tools, children of all ages can design their characters. If they feel like figuring themselves into the story, kids can also add their photos to the story and be part of it. Toontastic also works to record the voice and animations of your kids and stores them on their our device as a 3D video.

Download Toontastic 3D from Google Play

Anitales

Anitales, an app developed by Mibao Information Technology Ltd., is meant to serve either as a cartoon story maker or cartoon video creator. It allows kids to create their own story and customize up to 3 avatars. Kids also have the ability to export their cartoon story to video and share it with friends and/or families.

Aside from being a story maker, Anitales can also double as a cartoon story reader with which your kids can read or watch thousands of animated cartoon stories and cartoon movies. The app lets you compose up to 1 million animations and pick from a wide variety of scenes, weathers, skies, props, and soundtracks.

Download Anitales from Google Play

Moral Stories

If you are into reading stories out to your kids than creating one, then the Moral Stories app is the right choice for you. The educational app contains more than a hundred stories gathered from various sources that are fictional in nature but gives more lessons to kids.

The good thing about these stories is that they can be accessed even with no internet connection, so your kids can enjoy bedtime stories anywhere.

Download Moral Stories from Google Play


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Hindi storytelling apps

Aside from storytelling apps in English, other similar apps are also available in other languages like Hindi. Some of those apps are available from the Google Play Store, though there’s only a few of them, including:

Hindi Story Book 2

Hindi Story Book 2 includes more than 450 Hindi stories that feature a variety of moral lessons. The stories come from famous Chandamama Magazine, which immerses readers in the Indian culture. If you’re living in India and want your kids to get insights into the country’s culture, you should grab the free app from Google Play right now.

Download Hindi Story Book 2 from Google Play

Moral Tales Stories in Hindi

Moral Tales Stories in Hindi is one of the popular storytelling apps in Hindi that’s available on Google Play right now. It contains a vast collection of Moral Tales Hindi Story on almost any subject for students of all classes as well as adults.

Download Moral Tales Stories in Hindi from Google Play

Storytelling apps in Spanish

Aside from storytelling apps with text as the medium, there are other apps as well that tell stories using audio, with some of them being available in other languages. If your kid prefers stories in Spanish, then Google Play has a few apps in store for him or her such as:

Spanish Audio Stories

The Spanish Audio Stories is a free app with a host of audio stories in Spanish. This helps your children relax during their vacant time and listen to their favorite story when asleep.

Download Spanish Audio Stories from Google Play

Storyteller Fables Audiobook

The Storyteller Fables Audiobook contains a variety of fables of new original authors based on true-to-life experiences. These stories can convey moral learnings to your kids and unexpected twists that will delight your children before bedtime.

These stories are already integrated with audio so there’s no need for an internet connection to play the audio narration. Professional voice actors have interpreted the texts through their voice, recorded in studios.

Download Storyteller Fables Audiobook from Google Play

French storytelling apps

Finally, French storytelling apps can also be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Aside from telling stories, the app’s goal is to help those who wish to learn French by reading tales.

Easy French Stories

The audiobook contains French-English vocabulary under each paragraph so that you can focus on your reading without bothering to open a French dictionary. It also includes natural dialogs and high-frequency words and expressions to let your kids enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures.

Download Easy French Stories from Google Play


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French Short Stories

Short French Stories contains educational and motivational stories with moral lessons. The stories can help your kids improve their reading comprehension skills and develop their prowess in the French language as well.

However, genres may include horror, suspense, love and romance, though majority of the stories are children and animal stories. The app allows users to save a story as favorite and read it later as well as share a favorite on social media. There’s also an option to zoom in on the text in the story.

Download French Short Stories from Google Play

Multilingual storytelling app

YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids was developed with learning and fun in mind, and it supports multiple languages. Kids can watch their favorite shows and music as well as learn anything they want. The app contains filters and is monitored by human reviewers to keep the videos in YouTube Kids family-friendly.

One of its major features is the Kids Profile which allows you to create up to eight kid profiles, each featuring their own viewing preferences, video recommendations, and settings.

Download YouTube Kids from Google Play

Conclusion

So there you have it! If you feel that we missed other great storytelling apps in any language, feel free to comment below.