Ideas for children’s writing

If you’re looking for a fun idea to get your child writing, try making a Zig Zag Book. It’s a great way to encourage beginners to have a go at writing. The format of the book is fun and quirky and lets them do lots of drawings, adding in a little writing too.

kids writing zigzag book

 

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5 reasons speech bubbles are great for learning to read and write

We’ve hit on a winning combination this week and discovered a super fun way to encourage lots of reading and writing. Here’s how we’re using speech bubbles to bring giggles to learning to read and write.

 

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Creative writing ideas :: word birds

We were lucky enough to attend a workshop with the textile artist BeckyAdams as part of the GobbleDEEbook Children’s Literature Festival. Becky introduced a creative writing idea that combined art, imagination and storytelling and invited everyone to make their very own Word Bird. Here’s how our little flock turned out, and how you can make some Word Birds with your own children.

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How to make colored salt for sensory play

Here’s another idea in our recipes for play series, this time showing you how to make colored salt, which is great for sensory play and learning.

how to make colored salt - great for sensory play

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Rainbow words to learn spellings

Here’s another way to bring lots of sensory activities to our lessons: we’re using rainbow writing to learn spellings. Multi-sensory learning: using rainbow writing to learn spellings

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