New Writing Blog for Kids, Parents and Teachers!

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Help Kids Write HQ

Big news!

After playing with this blog for young poets for three years, I realized it was time to make a site to benefit kid writers, their parents and teachers. I wanted it to have lots of tools, educational apps, books and resources. I wanted interviews with writers of all kinds, teachers and parents. I wanted to give kids writing ideas and reasons to write.

Viola! Now you can visit my new blog that is in development: Help Kids Write HQ

Help Kids Write HQ

When you see it, you’re going to notice that there are a few pages with no content. But that is temporary. I will be preparing some guest blog posts with authors and parents to be added very soon. I also want to improve my writing prompts. There will also be some tips of the day posts from time to time as well.

I am also looking for more ideas. This is where all of you, my visitors, come into the picture. I need to know what you would like to see in this kind of website. Write to me here.

Help Kids Write HQ is also on social media. I strongly recommend you visit and follow the various accounts because a lot of extra ideas, tips and inspiration will be found there. (I’m having a little trouble with Google+ right now, but I will resolve that soon.) Subscribe to the blog as well to receive updates of new posts by email.

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Writing Prompt for Kids & Teens #46 – Melody Gardot

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I’ve been listening to the “French Cafe” station on Pandora lately and found this talented musician. These are very relaxing songs for writing.

Melody Gardot

“Baby, I’m a Fool” by Melody Gardot

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“Worrisome Heart” by Melody Gardot

Writing Prompt for Kids & Teens #45 – Spanish Guitar

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My mind has been in the city of Madrid Spain for a while. Last night I scrolled through photo after photo of the Parque del Buen Retiro, the metro and other landmarks. This music is keeping me in Madrid. I hope you enjoy these romantic recordings as much as I do. Prepare to be transported…

Jesse Cook Frontiers (Writing Prompts for Kids & Teens #45)
http://www.freecodesource.com/album-covers/B00133KEHC–jesse-cook-frontiers-album-cover.html

Rain by Jesse Cook

Luna Llena by Jesse Cook

Writing Prompt for Kids & Teens #44 – Happiness

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Today I’m especially happy. So here is one prompt to get you writing a positive poem. (I know this video is kind of bizarre. Don’t judge me. It’s a really great song.)

“Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine

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Photo from largela.com

Writing Prompt for Kids & Teens #43 – More Poetry Recordings

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My last set of writing prompts were two poetry readings done by Dame Judi Dench and Jeremy Irons. This set are done by Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Hiddleston (yes, “Loki” from the Marvel series of movies: Thor, The Avengers and Thor: The Dark World).

There is an awesome new app for poetry lovers of all ages called iF Poems. You can find it on the Apple app store for only $0.99. I love it because it has poems grouped by either poets, age ranges or topics. There is a feature to record yourself reading the poems or you can listen to recordings by several actors: Helena Bonham Carter, Billy Nighy, Harry Enfield and Tom Hiddleston. I highly recommend the app for parents, kids, teens, teachers or any poetry lover. It’s fantastic.

For now, please enjoy these two readings:

“The Duck and the Kangaroo” by Edward Lear, read by Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Hiddleston

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Photo from ifpoems.com

“Us Two” by A.A. Milne, ready by Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Hiddleston