Monday, May 9, 2011


Every year at this time, it's exciting to see the 6 and almost 6 year olds discover that they really can write. For some it takes a bit of nudging. To those who are intimidated by the task of writing about something, I tell them to just write whatever they are thinking at the moment. Likewise, to those daunted by the request to write a sentence, I say that any thought that is in their head is likely to be a sentence. This relaxes them from the initial panic we often see upon suggesting this activity. The result is empowering. Suddenly there are little authors everywhere avidly writing story after story.

2 comments:

Heather said...

That is really exciting! I can't wait until my son can write sentences - but we're still working on his name right now. ; )

Marian said...

It can seem like a long time from writing a few letters to a sentence. Then when it happens, it seems so sudden!