Everybody makes mistakes, and children are definitely no exception to this. They can have bad days, be moody, hungry, tired or overwhelmed. They can make mistakes. They can make poor choices. Illustrations by Goce Ilievski from The Strongest Boy - written by Renee Irving Lee Learning from our mistakes in an important part of our … Continue reading Everybody makes mistakes – but how do you teach children to learn from them?
When writing The Strongest Boy, I intended the main readers to be boys, but it is definitely a book that can be enjoyed by both genders. The Strongest Boy explores the notion of redefining masculinity and redefining what it means to be strong by using your mind, words and heart. It is also a great … Continue reading The Strongest Boy – a book for girls too!!!
One kind word can change someone's entire day! When I do a Book Reading or Kindy Visit, I bring with me ‘The Kindness Wall’. With the help of an adult, the children write or draw a message of kindness. This message can be for anyone they choose and should be positive, loving or kind. One … Continue reading The Kindness Wall: Teaching children to use their #StrongMind, #StrongWords, and #StrongHeart.
Here's to a new year and new beginnings! Happy 2018! I will be launching my first children's book this year and have started my own writing business. Quite a few people have asked me, "what exactly, do you do?" Well, here is a quick video that I made for my freelance writing profile. … Continue reading What’s new in 2018?