Summer Storytelling: Inspiring Creativity Through Writing & Reading
“I’m bored.” These words can be maddening for any parent of a tween or teen to hear, but perhaps even more so this year when kids’ go-to activities and plans have been changed or canceled. During this unusual time, your usual ideas for fighting boredom may no longer be in the cards, so how can you inspire your child to use their imagination and explore new hobbies (so you can get your own work done) this summer? Natalie Dixon Bell, English Teacher at The Ellis School, presented the webinar Summer Storytelling: Inspiring Creativity Through Writing & Reading to teach parents how they can foster exploration, inquiry, and curiosity in their children from the safety of home.
An experienced educator with a wealth of experience in creative writing, Natalie shared tools and techniques parents can employ to bolster their child’s love of books, diverse characters and places, and storytelling. From unique writing prompts to online story programs, Natalie speaks to how parents can use digital resources and their own bookshelves to inspire creativity in their teens and tweens. Designed for parents of children ages 11 to 17, this session also included book recommendations for middle grade and young adult readers.
This interactive webinar took place on Monday, July 27, but the session was recorded for anyone unable to watch live. Fill out the form to access the webinar recording.