Karen Lange, guest posts at Lessons from the Homestead
(Carol Alexander). In addition to sharing a little-known holiday for writers, she gives suggestions on how to encourage children to write.
Writers & Readers: Do you encourage the children in your life to express themselves through writing? What are some of the methods you use to capture their imagination?
Have a blessed weekend!
I had such fun a few summers ago hosting a writing course for seven kids in my home. Love encouraging children with writing!
Thanks for sharing the link, Susan! I love encouraging kids to write. :)
Hi Wendy - I wish someone had done a writing course when I was a kid. :)
Hi Karen - Excellent article. I'm sure your grandson will benefit from your expertise.
Hi Susan .. having met Lenny of Lenny's World and heard about the encouragement he has had to write during his illness and he's only just 12; then I had lunch with someone yesterday who's probably in her 70s and suggested she just sit down and write ... knowing she could use the computer, finding out she wanted to write a book or two, and then establishing she could type .. I just said to her .. open up Word and write ...... she said why hadn't I thought of that - so she'll be typing up her thoughts etc ..
I'll write to my own doctor and my mother's doctor after Christmas to bring the advantages of blogging to their attention ... encouraging them to encourage others ..
Cheers - and such a good idea - I too wished I'd been able to partake of Wendy's get togethers! Hilary
Great guest post, Karen, and thanks, Susan, for posting the link. It's wonderful that you're encouraging young people to write.
Hello Susan. Love your new profile photo. Very, very nice.
I taught teenage mothers creative writing so I definitely encouraged writing. New notebooks, encouragement and enthusiasm will get them writing every time! How cathartic and how beneficial, too. Susan p.s. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi Hilary - Spreading the word about good ideas is one of the delights associated with blogging.:)
Hi Jean - There are so many resources available today that were not available when I was a youngster.
Hi Susan - Thanks. It was definitely time to change that old photo. There's nothing like a fresh journal/notebook to spark a writer's creative juices, is there?
I'll head over to Carol's site now to read Karen's post.
As for how I encourage my children creatively, they're too little to write, but I read to them daily and have fostered in them a love of books. Both of my girls love reading and own quite a collection of children's books at this point!
Hi Janette -
It's never to early to get kids interested in reading. With such a good role model, I'd be surprised if they didn't catch the reading bug.
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