(Free Press Release) A 2010 New York Times survey found that kids between the ages of 9 to 18 spend an average of an hour and a half per day on the computer and internet. At first glance, this statistic may be concerning to many parents. However, the internet is also full of education-oriented sites and parents should understand these websites and encourage their children to learn from them. One such example of web-based education is online storybook creation. Online storybook creation and publishing is an excellent way to bring your children‘s literary works to a wider audience.

Following are some instructions on how to make Online Storybooks for Children:

Encourage your child to develop an idea for her story theme. Any experience or emotion can be the produce a story: a dream, a friendship, music or any specific place. Have your child write down her ideas whenever they come to her. Because a storybook needs to have three basic elements: characters, a plot, and a setting, mapping out the story or drawing a story board can help your child combine these elements with her ideas.

Help your child write a summary of the storybook. Encourage your child to use language that comes naturally to her, but also suggest more creative word choice to her build her vocabulary. A child who can express her imagination freely is sure to produce a storybook that captures her charm and spirit and enchants her audience.

It is important to choose the right format to publish your child‘s online storybook. Many websites offers such formats, like Amazon and Barnes and Noble who allow users to compose text and upload hand drawn artwork. LittleWriteBrain.com brings the creative process to younger children by allowing them to build customized characters, navigate storylines and modify background illustrations.

Most of these sites allow users free and unlimited e-book creation, with printed books available for purchase.