Do you keep a journal – or wish you could get one started? Literary Mama wants to help.
Three times a month, I’ll post a writing prompt. Open a notebook and write for 10 minutes. Don’t worry about grammar or punctuation – just write. Then let the writing simmer and your mind wander for awhile.
And who knows? Maybe you’ll discover a character for your next short story or a theme for a narrative essay. Or maybe you’ll use the idea to create a special holiday card or photo album for someone in your family. However you decide to use your journal entry, I know you’ll enjoy re-reading it months–and years–down the road.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Consider these results from the 2010 Kids & Family Reading Report conducted by Harrison Group and Scholastic:
- 71% of parents wish their child would read more books for fun; 75% of kids say they know they should
- Over half of kids (ages 9-17) say they are interested in reading an eBook, and a third of children ages 9-17 say they would read more books for fun if they had access to eBooks on an electronic device.
- 6% of parents surveyed owned an e-reader; another 16% are interested in buying one. 83% of these parents say they do, or will, encourage their child to use it.
Industry experts estimate that e-purchases, as a percentage of overall book sales, will be as high as 20-25% by the end of 2012. How will this trend affect your library of children’s books?
Journal Entry: Make a list of five books you want your children to experience. Do the books need to be printed and bound? Why or why not?