As you may have read on our Kickstarter campaign, we are accompanying every PrismPal with a character-specific edition of the Hey! Prismland booklet series. Each booklet will introduce the character's personality and explore properties of their geometric shape.
The Hey! Prismland series starts with a very rough brainstorming session. We take each shape and break it down into its respective properties. We start simple and then progress to more advanced ideas. Next we begin to conceptualize ways to illustrate these properties in a very creative and whimsical manner.
Brainstorming session 1: Getting to know the sphere
Spherrison is a very courageous and playful PrismPal. He loves the outdoors and will take any chance to try out a new sport. In this story, Spherrison is trying out ultimate frisbee (which is personally my favourite sport, so that might have been a biased decision). He soon realizes that he does not possess hands and the frisbee slices him right in half. We then see a dotted line which denotes his radius.
Draft 1: Spherrison plays frisbee
In this short story, we hope to introduce advanced theories in a light yet visual manner.
Simply put: if you cut a sphere in half, the distance from its center to any point is called the radius. Yes, we understand that this concept may be a bit advanced for young children to grasp completely but we don't think it is too early to present fun visuals pertaining to these ideas. Throughout my childhood, I've learned best through visual representations. If something was drawn out for me, I could understand it much easier than through speech or writing. The Hey! Prismland series circulates around this idea that it is never too early to start learning through visual and interactions of play.
Below you'll find our most recent version of the story "Spherrison plays frisbee". It's still in the works so please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments! Enjoy!
Hey! Prismland - Spherrison plays frisbee