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Telling Stories Together

Writing With Your Children

Join us on a “virtual” literacy adventure! A wonderful way to encourage kids to read and write#funathomechallenge

Who knows kids better than kids? Kids know what kids like to read! The chance to be part of an ‘in-home’ publishing project encourages writing, reading, storytelling and sharing like no other experience.

Even for our youngest non-readers, illustrating a story encourages interest in literacy and supports comprehension. Above all, seeing their work in book form exemplifies personal achievement and truly inspires!

Here’s how it works:

  • use a picture with lots of details
  • start talking about what’s in the picture, the story behind the picture
  • ask lots of questions
  • jot down your child’s answers on separate pieces of paper or sticky notes, or ask them to draw pictures to describe what’s happening

The story doesn’t have to be perfect, far from it! Just let inspiration and ideas flow and record whatever your children contribute.

Check out our Telling Stores …Together book – download here – to see some examples, find more detailed instructions, and get ideas along with a few templates to help get you started.

For inspiration! … enjoy The Amazing Experiences Adventure! book posted as separate episodes, in a short mini-series on our blog.

For more ideas and a few fun things to do, check our Teacher & Parents section. Particularly have a look at the eight #GETKIDSWRITING posts, including downloadable templates and Podcasts with examples of how to use them to help get your kids writing!

Kids for Kids Books™ programs facilitated the publishing of thousands of students’ works, and the excitement was renewed with every book. We had the opportunity to work with schools and libraries to bring a unique adventure in literacy to students of all ages and stages … from imagination to publication! Growing Ideas Into Books®

For 13 years, we worked with schools to engage students in writing, which in turn interested them in reading.

Over 50,000 students were published in our school collections, through our Kids for Kids Books™ Young Author Publishing Adventure Program. And each author was so very proud of their accomplishment — inspiring children to write and read by showing them they can be officially published and their work part of Canada’s heritage.

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