The Write Start: A Guide to Nurturing Writing at Every Stage, from Scribbling to Forming Letters and Writing Stories

The Write Start: A Guide to Nurturing Writing at Every Stage, from Scribbling to Forming Letters and Writing Stories

by Jennifer Hallissy
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

How do you raise children who love to write? Jennifer Hallissy believes that if you give children a solid foundation of writing basics, they will develop a love of writing that lasts a lifetime. In this book, she shares the secrets for supporting young writers, from the smallest of scribblers to middle-schoolers mastering script.

You play an important role in

See more details below

Overview

How do you raise children who love to write? Jennifer Hallissy believes that if you give children a solid foundation of writing basics, they will develop a love of writing that lasts a lifetime. In this book, she shares the secrets for supporting young writers, from the smallest of scribblers to middle-schoolers mastering script.

You play an important role in nurturing your child's writing development. You are your child's first writing teacher, and their most important writing role model. From teaching your child how to hold a pencil and form the letters of the alphabet, to creating writing spaces and meaningful writing rituals at home, this book gives you all of the information and inspiration you need to raise a confident writer.

Fifty-two playful activities are presented as ways to invite your child to write. Each activity offers specific suggestions to meet the needs of Scribblers (pre-writers), Spellers (emerging writers), Storytellers (beginner writers), and Scholars (more experienced young writers)—providing the just-right combination of fun and functional skill development.

The Write Start is a treasure trove of irresistible ideas that will help you introduce your child to the wonderful world of writing, now, and for years to come.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“I’m already thinking how I can incorporate many of these ideas into my homeschooling.”—Adventures in Mommydom (Blog)
Library Journal
For parents who want to help their children develop a strong foundation for writing, Hallissy, a pediatric occupational therapist, offers tips and activities to facilitate putting words on the page, including lists of materials that will spark children's enthusiasm. The majority of the book consists of 52 hands-on activities that family members can do together. Each activity includes instructions, a list of materials, and variations for different writing levels—Scribblers, Spellers, Storytellers, and Scholars. In addition, work sheets and customizable prompts can be found in the "Templates" section. Boxes offer further ideas to help encourage children to write at home, and Hallissy provides a list of writing resources for parents to consult.Verdict Parents or teachers looking for lesson ideas will find the activities and templates useful. However, because there is already a wide variety of books of this nature available, this isn't an essential addition.—Karen McCoy, Fort Lewis Coll. Lib., Durango, CO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590308370
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.88(w) x 11.26(h) x 0.58(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Jennifer Hallissy is a resourceful mom and a pediatric occupational therapist, with over eleven years of experience and a private practice in Port Washington, N.Y. She also works to further parents’ and professionals’ awareness of writing readiness through parent and teacher training, curriculum development, therapist mentoring, and consultation. She is a sought-after presenter of parent workshops and staff development trainings. A contributing writer for Family Fun magazine, she chronicles her family’s adventures on the road to writing on her blog, www.thewritestart.typepad.com.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >