EXAMPLES OF CHILDRENS OWN MOVIES

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TAKE CARE OF THE NATURE

EVERYONE CAN PLAY

EXAMPLES OF CHILDRENS OWN BOOKS

EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO…

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FRIENDS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

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HERE’S HOW YOU DO IT

Children’s own books with CoboStories

The books in CoboStories can be saved on the app and shared on the CoboStories website.

  • Take a picture of your best friend, a figure, or something in nature, and begin your own story.
  • Draw or write on your picture.
  • Record your story with your own voice, making a voice-over.
  • Add music to accentuate the mood of your story.
  • Share your book with friends and family. Tell the story again or let your book tell itself.

Animation with CoboStories

The storytelling tool in CoboStories’ film app is an animation tool. To animate means to ”give life”, which is precisely CoboStories’ method, allowing kids to animate and give life to everything from cut-out figures they have drawn themselves to Lego bricks, mathematical numbers and natural materials like leaves and flowers. The only limit is one’s imagination. The technique is called stop-motion, it’s simple, and it works like this:

  • Take a picture of a figure.
  • Move the figure a tiny bit.
  • Take a new picture of the figure.
  • Continue the process until you’re finished telling your story.
  • Record your story in your own voice.
  • Add a soundtrack of evocative music to your film.
  • Show your film to other children.
  • Re-tell the film.
  • Share your film with family and friends.

Pixelation with CoboStories

Pixelation is another animation technique where kids animate their own body. This engages children physically and brings their own body into the story.

  • The kids stand in a row and ”freeze” – next to a tree, for example. A picture is taken.
  • The kids move a bit closer to the tree. Another picture is taken.
  • The kids move a little bit again; one hides behind the tree. Another picture is taken.
  • For the final picture, all the kids have disappeared behind the tree.

The same kind of sequence can be made with a box, where the kids crawl in, one by one, and disappear. Voilà! A box with room for one child suddenly has room for 20.

Tips and tricks: Keep the stand with the tablet on hand so children can access CoboStories whenever they choose. The kids can incorporate their favorite toy into the animation. They can also bring the stand and tablet to the playground to create their stories.