This page offers out-of-the-box, creative options for inspiring right-brained children to learn about writing. Click on the image for a link to the product. Longer reviews will have its own tab. I would love to hear your recommendations by using the comments section at the bottom of the page!


Games For Writing: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Learn to Write
Peggy Kaye

This book, aimed at kids K-5 and a teacher or parent, turns writing from academic drudgery into something social, intercommunicative, and fun. Peggy Kaye tutored kids who were pencil-phobic, reluctant writers, and/or had grown to think of themselves as unable to write anything acceptable. All the activities therefore take the stress and formality from “assignments” and use games instead.

This isn’t a writing program, but a book of ideas to spur you on. My daughter and I were inspired by the activities to do other things such as making Wanted posters for literary villains, writing postcards to characters in books, making treasure hunt rhyming clues, and assorted other games. ~Karen


Brave Writer Lifestyle
by Julie Bogart

I use parts of Brave Writer’s Lifestyle with my artistic, builder, electronics, and dynamo right-brained children. We do nature time/tables, interest-initiated writing, art regularly, educational movies and television, teatimes with snacks, one-on-one time, games, audiobooks, and family show-n-tell. Julie has many good ideas and articles on her blog. This is one of my favorites. ~Michele


Read! Write! Publish!
by Creative Teaching Press

One of the most used resources for writing for my three oldest children when they were growing up is called Read! Write! Publish! Making Books in the Classroom, by Creative Teaching Press. Basically, it’s a book about making books, and the format is SO easy for the children to do on their own. The rest of the review is found here. ~Cindy

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