BOARD GAMES AND COMIC BOOKS

WELCOMM 2 EXPLORE BOARD GAME

The project has developed 6 board games called “Explore…” which create and upgrade language skills and cultural knowledge about The Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria, Spain, Transylvania region in Romania, and Kent County in the UK. There is one board game for each of the countries available in the respective local language. The games include activities through questions and challenges which aim to stimulate children learn more about their country, the language and culture. The game topics are Art/ literature/ culture/ sports, History, Food, Famous people and Nature/ landscapes/ monuments/ architecture.

COMIC BOOKS

A series of 6 comics developed with the active participation of children aged 6-12 across the six partner countries. Each comic strip represents a story based on a local tradition, saga or myth from one of the countries, adapted and told by the children themselves through drawings. Professional artists then used the children’s comic strips to design original drawings.

The stories in the books can be used both as tools for teaching language and culture but educators can also use the practical approach of co-creation as a different way of engaging children in the learning process by exploring both local cultural heritage and the world of comics and graphic novels.