As writers, we love to see kids expressing themselves through this wonderful form of creativity – and letting their imaginations take flight. So when we came across Tikatok.com, we were ecstatic. It’s a website that gives your kids the tools to design their own original story!
A great gift for parents, grandparents and family members alike, the books can be created in just three steps. Kids ages 4 to 12 simply write a book – which they can craft from scratch or with the help of the templates available on the website – add pictures and order.
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Books can be downloaded as PDFs for $2.99, or purchased as professional quality soft covers (starting at $15) or hard covers (starting at $18). And teachers or educators who want to use Tikatok in class are eligible for special pricing.
Sharon Kan is the mastermind behind the idea of Tikatok.com – which is now a Barnes & Noble company. After a visit to a bookstore with her daughter, Kan realized adults wrote all of the children’s books. Why not have books written by other kids?
So Kan, along with a group from MIT University, began developing the concept for Tikatok.com. It would become the first Internet publishing platform for kids.
Tailor-made for young authors, the site is super easy to navigate. Plus, it’s in a safe online environment.
Like the creators say, "Every Child Has a Story" – so why not nurture it in Tikatok? Who knows: You might have the next Hemmingway on your hands!