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2801, 2018

Top 3 Reasons To Have a Brag Board

Brag boards are easy to make and implement with powerful, positive results. Plus, brag boards are for kids of all ages and adults. They’re a fabulous way to create a culture of kindness, build empathy and show appreciation.
Here’s the top 3 reasons to have a brag board

Spread Kindness
Who doesn’t want more kindness?
Brag boards are […]

801, 2017

5 Ways to Engage Kids in Writing New Year’s Resolutions

Setting and writing New Year’s Resolutions ring in with the new year. It is the time of year when most people reflect on their lives and take inventory of what went well and where to adjust the sails.

If you are like most people, you have many good things that happened in the past year, some […]

1508, 2016

12 Ways to Encourage Kids to Write

Do you ever wonder why kids don’t like to write? Their minds are filled with imagination, and they love to tell stories.

So why don’t kids write more?
Well, I think that somewhere along the way, their enthusiasm may have been crushed by too many rules or over correction. When I was a kid, I loved […]

810, 2015

30 Days To Becoming A Better Writer

Be ruthless about protecting writing days… ~ J.K. Rowling

Writing is one of the most important life skills to have; yet, it is often overlooked and left out in school. Our kids need to be better writers, but many parents and teachers avoid writing because they are uncertain how to teach it correctly or assess it. […]

2207, 2015

10 Examples of How Reading and Writing Go Together Like Peanut Butter & Jelly

Learn as much by writing as by reading – Lord Acton

I’m often asked by parents how they can help their children be better at reading and writing. Well, the answer is simpler than you think: write. Read. That’s the answer, it’s not elaborate or magical. The way your child gets better at writing is to […]

1406, 2015

5 Free Story Writing Websites For Kids

Writing a book is an adventure—Winston Churchill

I’m so excited to find these free writing websites for kids and share them with you. Often, kids say that they don’t like to write. These websites are sure to help them fuel their creativity and motivate them to write.
When I talk about writing, I am talking about […]

406, 2015

Easy Grammar: Is There Such A Thing?

I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life
and as soon as I done it, I seen it.~ Carl Sandburg
Is there such a thing as easy grammar? Yes. When my children were in middle school, they began to get bogged down with the terminology in grammar such as predicate nominative. I’ve always […]

2205, 2015

What Can WriteAtHome Do for You?

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Writing is a valuable life skill. Everything we do involves communicating through speaking, reading, or writing. Even if you don’t write essays, you must be able to communicate thoughts clearly in writing. Most people need to be able to communicate effectively through e-mail for […]

1705, 2015

How To Help Your Child That Doesn’t Like To Write

 

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~Franklin P. Jones

Helping a child that doesn’t like to write requires much patience. I know. I have a child who is smart, but doesn’t like to write. We’ve had many struggles over the years while I taught him to write. […]

503, 2015

You Too Can Write A Limerick

Help Your Kids Write Limericks Like A Boss (Irishman/ Irishwoman) 🙂

There once was a man from Nantucket,
Who kept all of his cash in a bucket,
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man,
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.

Kids love limericks. Reading them and writing them are guaranteed to make you and your kids […]

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