It's taken far too long for me to get back to this project, which is a little sad considering how close to my heart it is. But anyway...
I have decided that World Adventure Kids will become a 100% free audio-book style "choose your own adventure" story set available through the YouTube interface. The stories are generally for children in the 8-12 age bracket, both native speakers of English in need of motivating and remedial reading material and also more proficient EFL/ESL children.
The first "loop" of the adventure has been uploaded to YouTube, featuring some rather amateurish formatting and narration from yours truly (but with a fully self-funded project then you take what you can get - and all I can get is me!).
The video below introduces the adventures, but it is best viewed by actually going to the YouTube site and watching it in wide screen high definition format (this link will take you there).
I hope some blog visitors will be willing to give it a quick look over and tell me what they think of the idea and the method/effectiveness of delivery. Even better: it would be fantasmically amazing (like) to actually hear what children in the 8-12 range think of the material!
The stories are all actually written and illustrated already - it's simply a matter of doing all the visual and narrative formatting plus uploading and editing in YouTube. I'm fairly confident I'll have the whole thing available by the end of September (fingers crossed - and only about one year late!).