a Family Journal -- After dinner, share the day together, write
down what everyone did.
Keep blank books handy -- for personal journals
Write snail mail -- these are "journals on a journey"
Keep art supplies handy -- creative environments inspire writers
Read! Read! Read! Good readers make better writers.
Let your kids see YOU read! Be a role model. Show them your
Don't speak badly about your own art. Read "The Dot"
Get a library card for everyone on the family.
Frame a homemade decorated poem and hang in the kitchen.
Tell stories. Family stories. Made-up stories. You don't need
a book to read with your children. In fact, if they see you
improvize they will learn to do the same. Improv is key to creative
thinking and innovation.
Write your own greeting card poems. Save money and delight friends
Find an old typewriter. Kids love these "antique word processors."
Name our studio. Pretend you have your own publishing
company. Design a logo. Make stickers to adhere to your homemade
Buy stationery or make it. A program like Stationery
Studio™ makes it easy. Create personalized stationery
and USE IT!
Be your child's scribe! Let them tell the story aloud –
even very young children — and jot down their story.
Write about what you love. Tap into your child's natural
interests to spark writing!