Updated on 16 October, 2021
If you've ever walked by a Wal-Mart, or picked up a comic strip, then you have certainly been exposed to a Rock Cycle Comic Strip. There are a number of different types of comic strips that are syndicated throughout the world, and they range in length from a few seconds to a full minute. Although you may never think that a strip like this has any relevance to real life, they do. They teach kids basic shapes, ideas for making stories, and even teach us how to draw.
To give you an idea of how these works, here's one example: A character is walking down the street, sees two kids riding their bikes. He decides to hop on the bike himself and ride away. As he rides away, one of the kids kicks the rocker in the shins. Before long, the Rock Cycle Comic Strip lampoons the entire scenario.
So why does this have any relevance to us? There are several reasons. One is just the basic slapstick nature of the art. Two, we can relate to hitting someone in the head with a rock. Three, the kids are depicted as absolute fools, completely unaware of what is actually happening around them.
Even something as silly as a kid liking Rock Cycle Comic Strip is funny. It's almost like they are having a semi-trained comedian give them a piece of advice. This makes it a unique type of comic strip, and one that's fun to look at for children and adults alike. Although you would expect kids to be asleep by the time the comic strip ends, they are shown asleep or partially asleep throughout the entire strip. This keeps the kids entertained for quite a long time.
As an adult, I find the humor of the strip pretty amusing. The fact that it's not real is probably more important than the fact that it's real. Adults can usually laugh at stupid things without taking them too seriously. Since this isn't the case, the whole thing can be kind of comical in a way.
Kids can get into the character too. They can relate to hitting someone in the head with a rock. Or maybe they relate to riding a crazy roller coaster. They can enjoy the crazy adventures the characters go through, all the while being entertained. Of course, if a kid does slip and fall off the track, he'll be really hurt.
Of course, there are some things that the kid doesn't get. They won't get the full perspective of the strip. They won't understand why mommy and daddy were angry with him for missing so many days of school.
This is really a great activity to have around the house. It's easy, inexpensive, and really fun to do. The kids can really relate to the lead character, and they can have a blast really enjoying the strip. If you want to teach your child about different perceptions and emotions, then this is a great activity to incorporate. It's not just a kid's activity, but a parent and kid that will also have a really positive impact on them.
There are several ways that you can incorporate this into your daily life. One way is by reading the strip out loud. Have your child sit down in front of a book, or newspaper. Have them read the comic out loud to you. Ask them questions about the story and why it makes you think it's funny. You may be surprised at how much they will understand.
Another way to really engage your child is to draw the comic strip. You don't need any special drawing skills for this one. It can even be a pencil drawing if you're feeling up to it. Just make sure to draw it as if you are explaining the story to your child. This will make it easier for you to explain why the story is funny.
Have your kids read along with you. It really doesn't matter what you are reading. As long as you are making a point to read along, your child will pick it up and enjoy it. Kids are natural story tellers, so it won't be difficult for them to pick up on what they are seeing. Even if they don't understand it all, at least they will understand why the joke is funny.
Make it even more fun by giving your kid some prompts to follow. For example, if you want them to ask questions, you could give them a piece of paper and draw something on it. On that piece of paper, write down the question, and then show your kid where you placed it. Then they just have to show you where they put it to find out the answer to their own question.