Telephone Pictionary (or paper telephone pictionary) is a great game to play on a rainy day in or with your friends during a sleepover. Not only is it great fun, but it’s a good way to improve skills, such as creativity, team-building and not to mention the really funny end-results you get every time you play. The basic idea behind the game is that players draw pictures from phrases and as the paper (or story) gets passed around, you start to see that the original message gets lost. When the game finishes you end up with a really funny story written by you and your friends.
The question about whether talent is something you are born with or not has an answer! In fact, it has been proven that we are born with few natural talents. This means that the thing that makes the difference between an expert writer and a writer is the practice.
Children are very creative and have a vivid imagination, being able to create interesting and funny stories. And from creating funny stories to writing them is just a step. So, how do you discover and nurture a writer’s talent in your child? Is writing something they would pleasurably do or will see it as a chore?
Children have incredible imaginations. They’ve retained their sense of wonder that us adults often lose in the throws of life. And that sometimes means children have better stories, something we should nurture for as long as possible. But one thing children lack that we adults may be able to help them with is how to write better, more realistic characters while teaching them more about how real people react and respond in different situations. While your child’s stories may be strong and wild in imagination, what will make their stories even better, and more powerful, are strong, realistic characters. Here are some valuable tips to help your kids write better characters, strengthening their stories and writing talents.
Have you noticed that when your child is writing they have really messy handwriting or a lot of staring mistakes? Or do they tend to stare out the window or get distracted by a toy and end up writing nothing? If that’s the case, don’t worry. These difficulties are not uncommon in children, and they are nothing to be concerned about. It’s natural that kids develop writing skills at different speeds than their peers and it can take longer for some than others. It’s also true that some children may need a little extra help to improve their writing.
Regardless of who opens the cover and dives into the fantasy-laden pages, a comic book is considered to be “pleasure reading.” This may be a true assessment, but it doesn’t mean that readers pursue the pleasure myopically, as escapists who would dodge responsibility. In fact, some comics actually foster selfless learning, in a way that encourages students to embrace cultural diversity.