Joey from Made by Joey is with us today to share a fun summer poetry project.   This is a seasonal activity that I started when my kids were very young. The beauty of this particular style of poetry is that even young children can successfully compose a poem as they don’t need to know about proper grammar and sentence structure.   What is an acrostic poem? An acrostic poem is a poem that uses…

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Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share some great tips on getting our young writers started with Pen Pals. Would you like a fun writing activity for your child to engage in during the summer (or anytime)?  Whether you are trying to encourage a reluctant writer, nurture communication skills, or strengthen a sense of connection with a special person, having a pen pal is a great activity for kids of all…

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Out here on the East Coast, spring is in the air and it is a great time to share playful moments with the children in your life…   Find your writing voices by taking Starting a Writer’s Notebook… Explore the wonders that lie right outside your door in Backyard Science Investigations… Slow down and find ways to create a peaceful home in our Be a Peacemaker class… Don’t forget to encourage respectful behavior by taking…

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Kate from An Everyday Story is with us today to share a great way to encourage our children to write for an authentic purpose, handmade garden markers. I think the dream to carve out a little spot in our yards to grow our own produce is a common one. Growing and nurturing something with our own hands has given our little family such a deep sense of joy and connectedness; to each other, to our…

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Nuria from the The Adventures Archive is here today to share useful tips for helping our children develop a strong vocabulary so that they can better express their ideas and share them with the world. Children’s imagination is powerful and surprising. It is able to create fantastic worlds and develop their abstract minds for hours. However, Charles Chaplin was right when he said “imagination means nothing without doing”. Imagination, per se, produces only dreams. If…

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