How We Write

My last post was about watching children learn the purposes of writing and finding their inner motivation to write.  This happens through exposure to books and lots of reading with important adults in a child’s life.  It also happens through exposure to writing materials: crayons, markers, colored pencils, different kinds …

Why We Write

My four-year-old son is suddenly very interested in writing.  Until recently, I don’t think he saw a need for writing on his own.  He strings letters together, mostly chosen only because they are letters he knows how to form, and then “reads” his scrawls back to me with lots of …