Nature Story Bag

A day at the beach collecting shells and building sand castles inspires children to make friends with animals like the crabs runing along the beach and to dream up a story about the inquisitive and inventive princes and princesses who live in the sand castle they have just built. Stories help children understand their outdoor …

Class Alien

Writing activities should be exciting and what could be more exciting than writing a journal about things that you have done together with an alien. Imagine how fun it would be to write about the day when you took an alien with you to after school activities, showed the alien what we eat for dinner …

Should You Eat . . . Opinion and Persuasive Writing

Opinion and persuasive writing can be fun! But you may need some inspiring prompts to capture your imagination and to help you find a purpose. If the writing prompts help a child find a purpose, it is easier for her to explore counter-ideas and suggestions. Understanding other people's or animals beliefs, expectations and experiences help …

Mystery of the Bubbling Pond – Autumn Storytelling Ideas

Autumn is an springing time to perfect the story-writing or storytelling skills. Cooler temperatures sweep in and the warm summer rain is transformed into cold icy drops. The wind pounding the windows can spark imagine. So can colourful falling leaves. Acorns, pumpkins, Halloween and Bonfire Night. Photos can provide inspiration for story-writing and story telling. …

Storytelling

Children love stories! Storytelling fosters imagination and creativity and transports children into magical worlds and faraway places. Imagination is about making pictures in our minds. Preformed pictures of a story in a book, somewhat limits a child’s imitation to create the picture. In storytelling .gestures, voices, rhythm, repetition,  and movements a bring the story alive. …

Photo-Diary

Document a day or week in the life of your child’s favourite toy. It does not matter if he cannot write, use the camera, and let the photos to the talking. Of course, he can add a sentence or too. A photo-writing project requires some planning. First, you need to pick a toy or soft …

Scribbling

    Scribbling Adults tend to refer to a young child’s first writing as “scribbling”. You can compare scribbling with babbling.  Scribbling is not “proper writing” and babbling is not “proper speech”.  But babbling is vital for language development, and scribbling should be encouraged since it is important for the development of writing and reading …