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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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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Moving into the new year is always a little bitter sweet. While we are excited about what the future holds, as parents, we are aware of how fast time flies and how quickly our children are growing. A wonderful way to capture the year is to create time capsules. They are a fun way to celebrate the past and make plans for the future as a family. We have made time capsules a family tradition…

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