Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Helping Kids Write - A Guide to Nurturing Writing at Every Stage...

The Right Start
A Guide to Nurturing Writing at Every Stage, from Scribbling to Forming Letters and Writing Stories
By Jennifer Hallissy

Contest: Win a copy of this book by leaving a writing tip in the comment line below.

“Learning to write is a milestone of childhood, one that ranks right up there with baby’s first smile, first steps, and first words.” Author quote

Kids have great stories to tell and with a little encouragement and the right tools these storytellers can become great writers. Whether your child is a scribbler (learning to hold the crayon), a speller (hard at work learning to master letter formation), a storyteller (they can talk on the page!), or a scholar (writers who are also readers) Jennifer Hallisy has written the book on how to create young writers.
Each of the four categories is designed to help you identify the child’s development stage and how best to provide them with a solid foundation of writing basics. From teaching them how to hold a pencil and form the letters of the alphabet, to creating writing spaces and meaningful writing rituals at home, this book gives you all the information and inspiration you need to raise a confident writer.*
A great tool for anyone who works with children (parents and grandparents, homeschooling moms, teachers, and other OT’s) and can easily fit into a daily or weekly schedule.

“In order to help guide your children in the “write” direction, it helps to know exactly where you’re going.” Ms. Hallisy has written the book that will help you and your child every step of the way.

Note: There are 52 playful activities to guide you and each comes with specific instructions for your child. Templates to jump-start writing activities are included.

Jennifer Hallissy is a mom, a pediatric occupational therapist and a blogger (her blog The Right Start is here: http://thewritestart.typepad.com/ and contains great photos). Her
Includes 52 playful activities

*quoted from the back cover

1 comment:

Kate Wicker said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Please enter me!