Play Me a Story
For early writers, there’s nothing like play to get the creative juices flowing, and Lego’s StoryStarter can turn idea into essay. The kit is for second-through-fifth graders and comes with five Lego bases upon which the kids build a model of their story; it includes more than 45,000 individual Lego pieces, from trees to people. The company’s Story Vizualizer software is a big bonus, which gives kids the ability not only to put their ideas on screen efficiently, but they can use it to create a comic book or newspaper version of their writing. The StoryStarter kit will be available early next year.