Wednesday, February 23, 2005

grate memories

Originally uploaded by rfin.

When my teenage son was little boy, he loved to play with his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys. Sometimes we played together and sometimes we wrote a Turtle Adventure Story.

Our former Governor Olene Walker asked all adults to read for 20 minutes each day with a child. A variation on the theme is write with a child. You're their scribe. You ask the question "What happen's next?" and you capture their answers. If you write just a few lines of text at the bottom of several blank sheets, they can then illustrate their narrative. Staple them down the left side and you've got a picture book written and illustrated by your child.

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