Manga teaching science…say what?! In our family, we absolutely love old-school comic book characters brought to life. We currently have two little girls who are homeschooling and they each have a passion for all things Batman, Superman, and Ninja Turtle. They are also auditory and kinesthetic learners meaning reading stories about action really grab their attention. How cool was it to find comic books meant specifically for teaching? Jaw-droppingly awesome! We’ve officially discovered the magic of Manga learning tools!
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What is Manga?
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 grab onto, and it’s easier to recall. Sort of like our trusted and true pal Ms. Frizzle of the Magic School Bus, but for a 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.
Manga Teaching Science
We started on the Survive! Inside the Human Body series, and even I am learning!