I love what comics can do for kids. I’ve seen reluctant readers introduced to the joy of books by way of comics. I watched a teen develop an abiding interest in history via Larry Gonick’s Cartoon History of the Universe. I’ve seen hesitant writers become enthusiastic when their writing has a purpose – adding text by way of speech bubbles and captions to a comic. And I’ve seen school assignments brought to life when kids are encouraged to use a comic format to present information or demonstrate learning. While creating comics, children have opportunities to develop many creative and critical thinking skills – skills that are highly-prized by potential employers.
Discover ways of making comics online and activities to sneak lots of learning into the sheer fun of creating a comic in my new booklet, Using Comic Editors with Kids. It’s available on my Free PDFs and Resources Page under Creative Commons license – meaning that you can share it so long as you give attribution – a link to this website would be good! – don’t charge any money, and don’t change it in any way.
Download Using Comic Editors with Kids.