I love the outdoors and particularly love exploring the outdoors with my sons. The fresh air is so motivating. I am often inspired by children’s books. Rocket Writes a Story is one example. Not only am I’m impressed with the way the text introduces children to writing in a simple, lovely way, I am also equally impressed by the way the story brings in a muse and brings in 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 that we’re seeing and that we’re experiencing on the walk. Sometimes we make poems and songs up 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 for children. The ability to get outdoors and to create is unfortunately more unique today than it was when (and where) I grew up. I’d like to maintain that excitement, that inspiration and that smell of fresh air 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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