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The Monster Story: A Collaborative Animation

GoAnimate.com: The Monster Story by Cameron (age 5)

I've been wanting to play with this animation site called GoAnimate since I found it. But, my 'story brain' was in freeze mode. So, I just left it.

When I found one of my five-year-old's written stories today, I knew exactly what I needed to do to encourage him to keep writing. I went straight to GoAnimate and created my first animation using my son's monster story.

Length of the animation: 20 seconds

Time to finish this video: 30-45 minutes*

The reaction I received from my boy
upon watching his story
come to life in animation: Classic!

This collaboration was seriously fun.

*Oh, and perhaps an extra 15 minutes or so to sort out the voice over audio. And yes, that's my boy doing a reading of his monster story. 🙂

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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