One story at a time!
This little one became a Souns kid when she was barely 2 years old. She is now five. She is reading and writing. Creative writing for a young child means creative spelling….and research confirms that children who write creatively early are better spellers in school (Souns White Paper page 8). More important than spelling is the absolute joy a young child has in written expression. The work of it disappears, morphed into the confidence of “I can do this!” Head down (with mouth almost touching the paper), little hand moving to encode the sounds in the words the mouth is quietly saying.
It is magical! It is mysterious! It is freedom!
(the daddy is asleep; do not wake the daddy up; I like the mouse; I like the daddy; the mouse is gray)