Welcome all to children's book week!
The Therapeutic Benefits of Writing
People develop a love for writing for different reasons. I began writing in 2008 after my second born went away to college. Most evenings I cried myself to sleep. I started by writing poetry and later I ventured out by writing a children’s picture book.
Before too long writing became the activity that afforded me an opportunity to escape from missing my son and daughter. I derived great pleasure from seeing the printed words. I later wrote a second manuscript and submitted it to a publisher. Much to my delight, my second children’s trilingual book was published November 2011.
I am now hooked on writing for children. The single best strategy for helping all children succeed is to encourage them to read. Reading is a skill that’s essential in all areas of achievement.
I believe reading well is a critical component in the development of young minds. Reading frequently will help a child foster his or her creative thinking, enhance word recognition, improve cognitive skills, and help achieve a greater understanding of people and the world around him/her.
In celebration of children’s book week, I encourage you to take time to read a book to your child or grandchild.