Daddy Says… Flipnotes

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This Christmas, the Professor was pretty impressed to receive a Nintendo 3DS handheld game system as a gift.  We had been talking about it for a while, and he was saving up his money to buy it himself, so he was genuinely surprised to find it among his gifts!  Just as happy about the gift was the Princess… By default, she was given his old DS as a practice system.

She didn’t hesitate to start taking all sorts of photos, playing games and recording little songs that she could then play back at various speeds to alter her voice. One of the programs we found is Flipnote. It’s a simple program where you can create animations by drawing them one page at a time.

I made a quick little Star Wars animation and the Princess liked it so much, she decided to do one of her own.  After a few frames, she asked me to take over, but offered some ideas of how it should go.  About halfway through the battle, she decided the scene needed a cat:

She liked the surprise ending with the cat so much, she made her own:

When we showed Mummy, she thought it was so cute, she decided to make one too!

I have to say, I think Mummy’s says it all.

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