ACCORDING TO EXPERTS…
The Stop-motion course is suitable for children aged 8 and above who already have enough skill in using a camera and a smartphone. However, it can also be a fun activity for younger children if supported in these aspects by an adult.
Developing stories and creating fictional sceneries are useful activities for expressing one’s emotions, fostering creativity, and developing manual dexterity. The sequential nature of the scenes and the focus on framing them, engage spatial and temporal orientation.
According to Experts...
Stop-motion is a fun activity involving photography and object manipulation to reproduce movement. The workshop is particularly suitable for children aged 8 and above who already have adequate skills in using a camera. However, it can also be a fun activity for younger children with the support of a reference figure. Drawings, the use of clay, pastels, and the construction of scenes and comics are useful for developing manual dexterity, expressing emotions, and fostering each child’s creativity. The sequential nature of the scenes to be drawn and the framing promote the development of spatial and temporal orientation. The stop-motion workshop combines imagination, technology, and creativity.
The workshop involves various phases aimed at representing a scene in motion. The child can use different materials, including drawings to represent backgrounds, clay to represent objects and characters. In addition to promoting cognitive skills such as hand-eye coordination, the activity fosters the imagination and creativity of each child, allowing younger ones to express themselves and have fun building stories using materials that enhance motor skills. The use of the app, object movement in space, as well as framing, assumes that the child has already acquired spatial skills (above-below, right and left, near and far), making it easily usable for primary school children.Stop-motion helps the child become aware of their world through the perception of movement and the different materials used through creating the short animations. Furthermore, the workshop becomes a means of self-expression and the representation of the child’s emotions through storytelling.
- Attention and concentration
- Manual dexterity
- Spatial and temporal orientation.