The Woodside Ave PTA presents an evening program for parents and children… “How to Invent Stories With Your Kids!” Kids are naturally adept at inventing stories. And parents can help to bring those stories out, even in the usual hectic pace of today’s families. It doesn’t take an elaborate plan or hours of time – just a simple knowledge of a story’s structure and the right questions to ask a child. “How to Invent Stories With Your Kids!” is a program designed to help busy parents and kids create stories together. It’s fast-paced and fun and practical! The program: The presentation interweaves helpful tips with audience-involving demonstrations. Kids and adults together will get caught up in the creative flow as they brainstorm story ideas. They’ll learn the basics of making a story from scratch, and participate in activities like Wacky Headlines and Four- Square Stories – fun and easy ways to get a story going. The final activity will end with making a large marker illustration of the story they create for the school to keep. The presenter: Bruce Van Patter has worked with over 90,000 students in brainstorming story sessions. His spontaneous creativity and quick sense of humor have made him a widely popular presenter. He loves to inspire families to create stories together. Where? Woodside Ave gym When? Wednesday, March 4th 2009 from 7 – 8 pm Why? This is a unique opportunity for parents and their children to work together to create stories and have fun at the same time. It really demonstrates the connection between reading, writing, and fun!
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