I love the outdoors and particularly love exploring the outdoors with my sons. The fresh air is so motivating. Children’s books often inspire me. Rocket Writes a Story is one example.
Not only am I impressed with how the text introduces children to writing in a simple, lovely way, but I am equally impressed by how the story brings in a muse and nature to help Rocket develop his story.
I’m lucky. My sons love the outdoors. They ask to go on nature walks. So we’ve been going on many nature walks lately. As we walk, I throw out words of things we’re seeing and experiencing on the walk.
Rocket Writes a Story
Sometimes we make poems and songs on the spot. Sometimes I tell my son that I’m making mental notes of those words so that we can create a story from them when we get home.
This activity is so hands-on and so inspiring for adults and children. The ability to get outdoors and to create is, unfortunately, more unique today than it was when (and where) I grew up.
I want to maintain that excitement, that inspiration, and that smell of fresh air for as long as possible in our family’s life. You know the feeling I’m talking about..you’ve experienced it, and it feels good.
Savor the stories you create with your children.
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