When my nine-year-old son brought home the assignment to make a movie, I knew which parent would be tapped for homework help.
With equal parts trepidation and excitement, we dove into storyboarding earlier this week. The kid had all kinds of ideas. I wanted to keep the project simple without squashing his creativity.
We agreed on a few things: A fictional Japanese city 1,000 years in the future would be a great setting, some use of Legos in stop-motion animation, and our dog would be the star.
We just finished making the movie, and it was a fun learning experience for all involved. The kid learned a new form of storytelling, the dog learned how to earn extra treats and I learned that homework projects like this can turn into great family time.