What Kids Learn with Stop Motion Animation

I think the thing that impresses me most when I watch kids make animated stop-motion movies is their intense concentration and their ability to draw on and build a diverse skill set
  • visual thinking - for sets, movements, camera angles, etc.
  • logical thinking - for planning out stories, arranging photos in the animation software, laying down audio tracks, etc.
  • creativity - for coming up with story lines, characters, sets, etc.
  • social thinking - for understanding what information, transitions and details they need to provide to make their stories make sense.
There is so much more - this is just a beginning - but most of all, these kids (some of whom happen to have social, behavioral or learning challenges) find it in themselves to display incredible amounts of patience, cooperation, attention to detail and more.