Each preschooler created a name for their hero figurine, and we challenged them to write this name on a special "sign" for their hero diorama. Check these out! I love looking at their "penmanship" - how adept they are at making those letters. Some are becoming very skilled, whereas others are still "rising to the challenge" - these are normal developmental extremes of the preschool years.
I was also amused by the hero names....
Many children named their hero after themselves.
|Dillon chose his nickname "Dilly."|
|Sarah Lydia used the first part of her name, only.|
Some children named their hero after a special someone or something in their life...
|Lukas named his hero after his friend, Jack.|
|Jamie named his hero after his big brother, Declan.|
|Zoe named her hero after her friend, Bella.|
|Hayley is Saadiq's cousin|
Some children named their heroes with names that imitated comic superheroes.
|Ellington named his hero "Superboy."|
|Ebony named her hero "Superhero Girl."|
|Jack named his hero "Flash."|
Still other children created unique names for their heroes.
|Soren named his hero "Rashton."|
|Reia named her hero "Pablo."|
|Sayid named his hero "Wareth."|
|Charlie's hero was very tall - and he named him thus!|
|Bella named her hero "Spotty"|
|Anya named her hero, "Meetie."|
I wonder where these special name ideas came from?
What influenced the children towards one or another?
It was truly delightful to see them choose a name for their hero and keep it - hold on to it - over several weeks of work on their dioramas.