Encouraging Your Child To Use Their Imagination

In school children learn to read and write. At some point those writings come alive as they learn to turn their writings into stories.  Taking those stories one-step further, you can encourage creating them on film.  How would you go about doing that?

First go over their story.  See if it needs to be created into a script.  If there is conversation of the characters you can create these into script that can be acted out.  If not your child can read the whole story on camera or audio recording.  Now that recording becomes the narration of the video.

Next decide how this movie will be told.  Will it be acted out like a play?  Maybe it will be animated with toys, or it can be told with a picture slideshow. In some cases all three of these can be used.

Once you finish the filming, the last step is to edit your film.  This is where the whole story comes together. With editing you can add titles, sound effects and music to round out the story. If you are not aware of how to edit a film, we here at Tears of Joy Video would be happy to do this for you.  Notice two stories we did below for our niece and see how these stories come alive with film.

When your child sees their stories on film it gives them a sense of pride.  It also stimulates their imagination to create more stories.  You never know where this imagination may take them.  Who knows, maybe one day you will be the mom sitting in the audience as they thank you for receiving their Oscar.

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