Are you looking for new ways to promote learning at home this summer?
If so, be sure to give podcasts a try!
Podcasts come in all shapes and sizes — figuratively speaking, of course — and they are an excellent teaching tool for parents and educators alike.
That makes Pinna an awesome resource for preventing the dreaded ‘summer slide’.
While the content on Pinna spans a variety of subjects, today we’re discussing how to help kids to hone their creative writing skills.
Creative writing is an important skill to develop for a number of reasons: it encourages empathy, builds confidence, broadens vocabulary, and leads to better thought clarification. Not to mention, when kids write stories they learn that their words matter.
Pinna has a number of podcasts that you can listen to with your kids to nurture their creative writing skills while enjoying quality time together.
6 Pinna Podcasts To Encourage Your Budding Writer
1. Podcasters U
Podcasters U is a brand new Pinna Original that teaches podcast listeners how to become podcast creators. While not directly writing related, the foundation of any good podcast is a solid script — i.e. writing. Learn how to make your own podcast from start to finish with Podcasters U.
Adam Gidwitz, talented writer and narrator, is wowing families all over the world with his awe-inspiring ability to weave a thrilling tale. Encourage your kids to become creators like Adam by listening along to the spellbinding stories he tells on Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest.
When your child expands their vocabulary, they’re writing skills will naturally improve with time. HiLL-LaRRy-uS: Word Of The Day is an engaging and fun way for families to learn new words in as little as two minutes a day.
4. The Start
Think of The Start like a writing prompt — in audio format. As a matter of fact, each short episode…an exciting soundscape sans words…can be the starting point of any creative pursuit: a poem, a story, a song, a play, anything your child’s imagination can dream up.
The first step in raising a writer is to encourage a love of books in your home. When kids read, or are read to, their grasp on the English language is greatly strengthened. The KidLit Show takes it a step further by sharing “best of” booklists, interviews with children’s authors, and so much more.
If you want to encourage your kids to hone their creative writing skills, The Story Seeds Podcast is a fantastic listening choice. Famous authors help kids just like yours take a tiny seedling of a story and grow it into something truly special. Then, you get to hear the story come to life on the show.
Pinna’s audio library is diverse and always growing. The podcast roundup shared above will give you an excellent starting point when you are looking to give your kids a boost in the creative writing department.
We’re all ears!
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