Monday, June 18, 2012

In Case You Missed It!

Writing Is a Child’s Gift to the World Writes Pam Allyn in Education News 

In a recent Education News article titled "Pam Allyn: A Child Writer in Today's Complex World," the author writes: 

"As we ‘grown-ups’ know, childhood can be a challenging place to navigate. When children can write what is going on in their minds, they formulate thoughts they didn’t know they had. A child is able to relive an experience, reflect and gain new insights that might not have been apparent initially. This power of self expression – being able to say exactly what he or she means to say – is an invaluable gift for the child, allowing him or her to make sense of the world and perhaps him- or herself. Not only can the child articulate his or her feelings, he or she has control over his or her own story and how it is told. This is a lifelong coping mechanism that a child can turn to in times of hardship and equally in times of joy."

To read the entire article, click here.

For practical advice on encouraging reading and writing in your home, check out the following articles from the NCBLA: