finish the story game

The Finish the story Game is a great way to encourage reluctant writers. Whether it’s down to laziness or just the lack of inspiration, these finish the story game prompts are a great source of inspiration. You can even take this fun activity one step further, by turning it into a multiplayer game for your students. When used in the…

How to Write a Killer Book Review in 5 Easy Steps

For most children who have never written a book review, they find it challenging at first because they do not know where to start or what is expected of them. Book reviews are very important because they help other children wanting to read it get an overview of what the story talks about and if they would consider reading it. Here are my 5 easy steps on how to write a book review for kids.

Writing During the Summer Break

When school’s out for summer, many children are happy to leave their books and pens behind. A carefree summer of playing, making friends and going on adventures are what many prefer.  While all those things are really important for child development and should be encouraged, it is also equally important that kids don’t lose the skills they acquired in the last school year. Summer learning loss is really common, and schools often have to spend part of their autumn term recapping what was lost over the holidays. Ideally, kids should still be reading and writing through the holidays. However, all parents know that this is easier said than done. Many children are pretty reluctant to write over the summer break, even if they are usually motivated at school. There are, thankfully, some tricks to get your kids to put pen to paper. They might even inspire your child to think of writing as a hobby and to go all out, or maybe even aspire to become an author someday. So, how do you get your kids writing during the summer?

how to create a comic strip

Everyone loves a good comic, whether you’re a comic book geek or just the casual reader of a comic in your local newspaper – Comic Strips are great! While some comic strips just take a few minutes or less to read, don’t underestimate the difficulty of creating one! And because May 5th is comic book day, we decided to give you some step-by-step instructions for creating your first ever comic strip. Follow these instructions and you’ll be creating awesome comic strips in no time!

How to Write a Fairy Tale in 6 Steps imagine forest

How many fairy tales can you list out? 5, 10, maybe 30? Throughout the ages, storytellers from around the world have created over hundreds of fairy tales. No one knows the exact number of fairy tales out there. We just know the popular ones, like Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. You might even been surprised to learn that most fairy tales have their origin back in the 16th century. In fact the first story of Cinderella was even told in 7 BC and was about a slave girl who marries the king of Egypt. Even today fairy tales are huge part of our lives. They teach us important morals, such as accepting others who are different or not talking to strangers and provide motivational tales of beating adversity and hardship. One of the most famous fairy tale writers out there is Hans Christian Andersen. Anderson has written no fewer than 3,381 works, including The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and The Emperor News Clothes. To celebrate Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday on April 2nd, we have created this tutorial on how to write a fairy tale in 5 steps. Now you can be the next fairy tale extraordinaire by writing your own fairy tales.