Aaron Likes Cars
About This Site
This Website is a work-in-progress about my
son, Aaron's, passion for cars. I hope it will be interesting and
useful to families with young children who share Aaron's deep interest
Gyllenhaal, Aaron's Daddy. On this
page I talk to parents about three
I hope that
at least some parents are able to use this Website with their children.
My assumption is that there are other kids who, like Aaron, will sit
still as long as you show them lots of pictures of cars. I'd like to
imagine other parents sitting at their computers with squirming
three-year-olds on their laps. If this Website works, the squirming
will stop for at least a minute or two.
site is really successful, these parents and their kids will grab a newspaper and a
pair of scissors, build highways with blocks, bury cars in play dough, or take a trip
to the local railroad crossing at rush hour.
some ways parents might want to explore this site with their children:
the long version of Aaron's story, told over seven separate Web pages.
You can link to these story pages from the "Let's
Start the Day!" page. ("Next"
links at the bottom of each page let you continue the story without
returning to the "Start the Day" page.)|
If you try
to explore this Website with your child, please write me at AaronCarBoy@aol.com
tell me how it goes.
came from several sources:
loves looking at pictures of cars on the Internet, but I've never found an
automobile Website designed for preschoolers. I shaped this
Aaron's interests, so that it can be used by Aaron and other kids who share his
passion for cars.|
parents must be living with kids like Aaron -- I just haven't found any in my
neighborhood! By using this Website as a lure, I hope to reach out to other
parents who support their children as they live out their passions for cars, trucks, bugs, or whatever. If you are one
of those parents, please
e-mail me at
| My Mom died
recently, and my Dad died ten years before her. I've been thinking about
the things they did to support my childhood passions, and about the ways I've grown to follow in their footsteps. This
site is dedicated to
This was my
first major Website. I first designed it using AOL's Easy Designer
program, and then I modified it and moved it to its current location
using Microsoft FrontPage 2000. Both programs took over all of the
HTML programming chores, so I was able to concentrate on developing
Aaron's story with
pictures and words.
Here are some
rules I've been following as I develop this site:
story -- and make it a true story, about a real
sure that person is someone the target audience can identify with (i.e., my son,
simple, but not too simple -- kids with a passion for cars will want to know the
lots of large, detailed photos (even thought they take time to
don't use other graphics (because they
time and visual clutter without contributing to the story).|
words to support the photos (not vice
possible, let Aaron tell the story with his own words.|
the sentences short, but don't avoid all sophisticated
words. (Kids with a passion
for cars need a large vocabulary, so they can talk about their interests.) |
Copyright 2001-2002 Eric D. Gyllenhaal
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This page was created on March 12, 2001, and it was last
updated on March 3, 2002.