Tag Archive: comics

Apr 11

Ready for the Sakura Matsuri

Tomorrow Dad and I are heading to the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival for the first time!  This is our first really big outing of 2014 and we are indeed looking forward to it!   Here’s our location and description as defined by the Sakura Matsuri App that you can get on your iPhone.  We’ll …

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Mar 21

New Season On the Way

Hey!  Here’s a little Ula to start off this blogging year for you! It’s been a busy busy first couple of months of 2014 to be sure. Last January and February I had been working on my PhD proposal and I passed it thanks be to God! With that out of the way I am …

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Oct 11

Chapter 8 Pages 30 and 31 – Check the Map!

As they say in the news, let’s go to the map!  Icenoz is a very big mountain with lots to see, so when moving from Height-to-Height you should always have a map on hand.  Check out the full thing in this week’s pages of ThunderKid!

Oct 04

Chapter 8 Pages 28 and 29 – THUNDERKID RETURNS!!

You heard right!  ThunderKid is back in the house!  It’s been a long time but now the comic is officially getting back on the road toward the completion of Volume 2! We’re re-kicking things off with the beginning of Denki’s tour of Icenoz conducted by his two newest friends Ciclia and Flaeka.  Never before has …

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May 10

Fenton Street Market Saturday May 11th

ThunderKid is back on Fenton Street this weekend so let’s go to the map! We’re at a different spot this weekend but we’ve got the same ol’ ThunderKid along with nearly 60 other great vendors!  Remember that we won’t be at Fenton Street next weekend for the Gaithersburg Book Festival, but we’ll be back again …

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May 09

Read On at the Gaithersburg Book Festival

Get your literacy on kids!  The Gaithersburg Book Festival is back in town and ThunderKid is going to be a part of it once again!  The fun will start at 10am on Saturday May 18th and there will be a ton of authors and booksellers on hand. This year we’re going to be in the …

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Jan 21

The Creative Gate of Comics

Interestingly, the researchers and educators promoting literacy and comics programs have found that comics open up many other educational avenues. Almost always fiction, comics are useful for introducing concepts such as narrative structure and character development. At the same time, they appear to enhance the development of analytical skills and critical thought. They can also …

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Jan 17

Bringing Your Kids to a Comic Con?

New York, San Diego, Baltimore, Philadelphia, just to name a few, are some of the big cities you think of when you hear “Comic Con.”  Just as more kids are getting into comics, more parents are itching to get their kids into the big name comic conventions.  For parents who want to bring their kids …

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Jan 16

Nine Tips on Reading Comics with your Kids

There’s so much I got from the article yesterday that this part of it deserves it’s own post!  Kids as young as four it seems can be introduced to the world of comics with this set of steps.  Moms, dads, teachers, babysitters, and other role models please take note! 1.         Find comics related to …

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Jan 15

Fun Reading with Comics

“Wak!” “Crunch!” and “Glom!” taught Vicky Smith how to read. “For end-of-the-day snuggling with my mother,” she relates, “Uncle Scrooge comics were our stories of choice. When I was about four, she started me out reading the sound effects to give me practice in phonetics as well as an opportunity to participate. One magical night, …

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