My experiences as a creative person, tutor of children, and teacher of creative writing

Friday, August 14, 2009

Helping Children Write Creative Stories

Helping Children Write Creatively

A few days ago a mother asked me for ideas on how to help her child write creative stories. This is the approach I have used with third grade students for the last seven years. I’ve learned that children love to write. I’ve even had many children beg to remain in during recess so they could finish writing their story! I feel these principles could be adapted to any age.
The most important thing

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Books to use to Motivate Children to write Creative Stories

Suggestions of Some Picture Books to Use
in Motivating Children to Write

It usually is easiest for children to start writing by sharing their own experiences, but some children enjoy writing poetry, fantasy stories, or even reports. Allow the child to start with