This week I am going to make some sketches to help narrow down my focus. A few things I'll be working on are ideas on how to provide more immediate feedback- kids like to see what their action changed, which is one reason, I think, that walk and say are pretty popular. This could affect how actions like move and turn work, since kids might be more likely to use them if they could see exactly what it was doing. There is also the idea of simplifying naming characters, which would give the child a better connection with the character.
This way, it would encourage the children to move beyond just having characters talk or walk back and forth, and make more complex interactions less daunting.