This week we met at our local library to learn about story writing. Children’s Librarian Amanda Weaver started out by reading a Toot and Puddle book, and then she shared a story that she had written as a child.
Next she talked with the children about the important parts of a story: the characters, the conflict, and the resolution. They also discussed the parts of a printed book, such as the cover, the spine, the words, and the illustrations.
Amanda had prepared simple story pages for each child, and after distributing the pages and crayons, the kids set out to write their own story. They had some really creative ideas and were eager to share their work, so they decided to read them to each other.
Even the very youngest of children had something to say, and with a little help, they got their words on paper and shared them with our group.
It’s never to early to begin writing!