What is Ping Pong Story?
Ping Pong Story is a creative community for kids where they can create their own stories within an environment that sparks their imagination. Our goal is to entertain, educate, and make the literacy process much more fun.
Who can use the website?
Kids 6 to 12 years old, with or without writing experience.
Users can read and write stories alone, with other kids, siblings or parents.
Parents can initiate story-time together with their children, and collaborate writing and reading.
Educators utilize Ping Pong Story as a digital literacy tool that supports the in class writing activities by allowing teachers to create assignments and to assess progress on writing.
Is Ping Pong Story educational?
At Ping Pong Story, we have a philosophy of education based on experiential learning and peer-to-peer storytelling. Kids develop and gain literacy skills, self-confidence, and use imaginations by doing. They practice writing through the creation of their own content, reading through other kids’ inspirations, and gain peer support through a system of high fiving.
What is this wacky world?
Ping Pong Story is located on a fictional planet called Borix! Stories are carefully saved and taken care of by the local inhabitants, The Borixons. Writing, reading, interacting, and connecting happen here.
How do I register?
Users under 13 years old must register with parent or guardian permission. On the home page, click on “Sign Up for Free” and follow the steps until you finalize the registration. Right after, you will receive a confirmation email. Once you accept it, you will be ready to start using the site.
How do I login to my account?
On the home page, click on “Login” then submit your user name and password to access your account.
What if I forget my password or username?
You can recover your password or username by clicking on the “Forgot Password/Username” option located under the “Login” section in the home page.
How do I change my password?
You can change your password by going into “Settings” and clicking on the “Change Password” button.
Can I change my username?
You cannot change your username, as it is your personal ID within Ping Pong Story. Choose carefully!
Where can I see my stories?
You can see your stories by going into “My Stories” within your dashboard.
Where can I read stories?
As a non-member of the community, you can read stories under “Featured Stories”. If you are a member, after logging in, you will find “Featured Stories” on your dashboard.
Can I edit or delete one of my stories?
Yes, you can edit or delete a story by going into “My Stories”.
Is the content of the website monitored?
Yes, all content on the website is constantly being monitored and revised before posted on the website. Our goal is to maintain a safe place for kids.
Who owns copyrights of stories?
The content created by the users at pingpongstory.com remains property of the user, and cannot be commercialized. Please remember not to plagiarize, as this content will be removed from the site.
You can get inspired by think about which places, characters, super powers you had ever imagined; your favorite games; your dreamed characters; or read your friends’ stories at Ping Pong Story!
The Story Basics
You can write a story about anything you want! But knowing the structure of a story will guide you over your adventure.
Beginning: Introduce your story! Who is your main character? What does he/she look like? Where is the story going to happen?
Problem: Describe obstacles and challenges that the main character encountered.
Climax: The most exciting and main event of the story happens now, for better or worse.
Resolution: The main character is realizing his or her solution but isn’t quite there yet.
End: Finally the problem is solved and the story finishes.
Don’t forget to add a title to your story. This will make other kids on the community grab their attention and read your story.