Creative Writing with Candy

Creative Writing with Candy

A night out trick or treating. Jack-o-lantern buckets brimming¬†with candy and pillowcases about to burst at the seams. Little hands digging through¬†treasures, tearing wrappers open and indulging in this once a year candy overload. Many of us parents stare at the cache of candy with mixed emotions. Nostalgia overwhelms as we remember our trick or […]

Around the World in a Summer (Introduction & Week 1 Itinerary)

Around the World in a Summer (Introduction & Week 1 Itinerary)

My seven-year-old son and I are embarking on an adventure this summer—an educational expedition that will take us around the world over the next 11 weeks. As armchair travelers, we’ll be learning all sorts of things about each region we visit, including its geography, people and cultures, history, cuisine, contributions to art and literature, and […]

Story Writing Activities for Kids

Story Writing Activities for Kids

My six-year-old loves to hear a good story. And he loves to tell one too. Being a writer, I’m tickled he loves stories. So recently, I created some writing and storytelling activities for him with the hope of sparking his creativity and strengthening his literacy skills. To my delight, he enjoys these activities and learns […]