I used to love writing stories as a child, and my kids all seem to enjoy story telling through their writing as well. There are some really great products out there that would make amazing gifts for aspiring writers.
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We have been mainly been focusing on math in our homeschool, but we have also been using Thinking Tree books, the books we currently have focus on learning French, and creative writing. I have loved reading the stories they have written.
These are gifts for your kids of any age that are going to inspire them to continue writing their stories and grow their writing skills.
Includes a 64-page booklet filled with exercises and instructions that focus on a "right-brain" approach to writing. Sixty exercise sticks: First Sentences, Non Sequiturs, and Last Straws will get stories off the ground, 60 cards fuel creative descriptions and four spinner palettes will ignite unexpected plot twists.
From Artist and Illustrator, Lacee Swan, comes a fun, creative and inspiring coloring book for young girls. "The Color Tribe" is a Coloring Series about four girls and their creative adventures which will be a fabulous gift for your little lovelies.
Tap into your inner writer with this book of practical advice by the bestselling author of How Writers Work and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding. This middle grade book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.
The “Writer´s Workbook” is meant as a notebook of ideas for authors who are in the process of plotting a novel. It contains help with the key phases of the writing experience, from character development and plot structure to creating marketing plans for your novel.
What kind of stories are your budding writers interested in writing? We have currently been writing short stories about animals. I am amazed at their imagination each time they write and the small details they think to include.
A program that you and your child may be interested in looking at at is WriteAtHome. We just finished one of their courses and my 11 year old daughter loved it, and I really loved what she got out of it.