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.