Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Always a Silver Lining

Schooling has been going well, and A has recently become very interested in telling stories. She's always been, and can carry on for long durations, sometimes to the dismay of the audience, which of course does not include mom and dad, who can sit and listen to their children for hours. At least some parents.

Her mode of storytelling as of lately has been cartoons. She's created her own strip, and it's a scream to read. Pretty clever, and funny to boot. I love reading them, and she gets a huge kick out of creating them and can get absorbed for hours. As a parent, on so many levels, you just can't beat that. What really impresses me about the cartoons is the level of sophistication in the way she gets her messages across, and probably has a lot to do with how many comics, or graphic novels as they are now called, she's read.

I wonder if cartoons count towards the state home school requirements for writing. No matter, we'll count them as such.

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

1 comment:

The Book Chook said...

I don't know if you have PC or Mac, but there is a great cartoon creating program I found at Comiq Life Magiq. You can see an example of one I made at my site, under Stories for Children - www.susanstephenson.com.au . I'm not suggesting Audrey replace her own efforts (which by the way i would love to see sometime if you could post a pic?), but the program could be a useful addition for her. basically, you use digital pics you already have, or take some on purpose, and the program adds speech bubbles and other cute things. (Right now, i think it is only for Mac)