Children love drawing comic strips because they love reading comics. Use that to your advantage in your work with children. If a child can draw a stick man they they can make a comic strip. I love the fact that practically all children can have a go at a comic strip.
You can use them:
- To sort out problems
- To retell a complicated story
- To organise something that has happened to them
- To find out information about the child
- To focus on thoughts and feelings
- To help children who cannot write well to tell their story
- To help children who cannot talk well to tell their story
- To help children with social skills such as conversation and listening
- To develop thinking skills
- To inspire all children through their love of comics – it won’t feel like work!
- To write social stories for children
- To write therapeutic stories for children
- To help autistic children understand non-verbal communication, especially emotions.
- To develop their imagination
- To work with a partner or a team
- To explain something to a child that is perhaps difficult to understand by words alone
- To find out their wishes and dreams
- To develop self-esteem
The list is really endless!
This download contains:
- 56 ideas cards
- 20 comic strips in a variety of shapes, sizes and number of boxes
- A children’s template of speech bubbles, callouts, thinking bubbles and shouting bubbles
- 12 speech/thinking/callouts
Please look at the image to see some of the cards and templates which are included in the pack.
These cards could also be used for circle-time questions.
The comic strips and bubbles could be used for a variety of topics and literacy or story work.
Ideal for ELSAs, teaching assistants, learning support assistants, learning mentors, teachers and parents.
Here is an example lesson which could be done with year 6’s for transition to explore feelings, anxieties, worries etc.
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