Sometimes it’s important to step out of the box and rethink how to best teach kids — and these comic book textbooks will have you rethink how you approach teaching. This post contains affiliate links.
Comic Book Textbooks Teach Creatively
I have two active boys… boys who do not enjoy sitting and staring at textbooks to learn. My oldest is a visual learner. I’m always amazed at what he’ll remember months later because he saw an image that stuck with him.
When he was just beginning to learn to read, rather than focusing just on “regular” books, I also brought in a mix of graphic novels. They still require reading but add in another element of fun.
It’s a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children.
Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with learning?
I’ve discovered this tremendous resource for teaching kids science and all about the human body. Rather than a dry text and diagram textbook, concepts are covered in a story-based format that’s also visual, so learners of all kinds have more to glom onto, and it’s easier to recall.
Sort of like our trusted and true pal Ms. Frizzle of the Magic School Bus, but for slightly older children depending on the book. Last but certainly not least – it makes learning fun! Imagine if your child requested to re-read a science text book. That’s what these amazing books can inspire.
We started on the Survive! Inside the Human Body series, and even I am learning!
See inside the books in this cute video:
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