There’s a technique of writing called freewriting. I used this technique with my own children when they were young. It really did seem to spur creativity. The first rule of freewriting is that there are no rules. The focus is getting your thoughts and feelings down on paper without worrying about spelling or grammar. That will come later. A ten-minute timer is set and you must write continuously for at least ten minutes. You can write whatever you want to. Just don’t stop. Freewriting seems to inspire reluctant writers when they are free from self-editing and grammar restraints. It helps them open up and find their writing voice. It should be fun and creative, not critical. Without knowing it, Acorn adopts a freewriting style when writing in his diary.
You can find more information on freewriting, at laurapetrisin.com/Freewriting
A free coloring page to download!
I’m working on fun activities to go along with the Acorn and Button book. Here’s one that I wanted to make exclusively available to my subscribers. Click the link below to be taken to a page where you can download and print an Acorn and Button coloring page. The coloring page is taken from chapter 4 - “A New Friend,” in the book. The illustration shows Acorn and Button sailing through the air on a pumpkin! Your children and grandchildren will have fun coloring it! You can color it yourself if you want! I’m told adult coloring is therapeutic.
Click here for Coloring Page
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