Writer’s Block?

Writer’s Block?

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Blog

Have you ever wanted to write and have an amazing idea but do not know where to start?

 

You just sit there and stare at a blank page? Don’t worry we have too!

 

Try these tips you never know they might just surprise you 🙂

 

1. Do not try to write when you are not in a comfortable environment.

Yes, easier said than done, yes, it seems like an obvious one. But do you know how many of us don’t! Do yourself a favour and GO to your happy place, the beach, your favourite chair, favourite part of the room, the park wherever it is find it! Take away those hinderances! Or even write about them! Get them off your back so you can write freely.

2. You would be surprised what can block us and it is not always a lack of imagination!

Have you ever been inspired by new writing pens, stationery, note pads? If that is you, go and buy it! Treat yourself and you will be surprised with the outcome. Trust us it is worth the investment! If that is not you put your favourite things around you to create familiarity and a sense of peace and calm.

3. Try this! What did you want to do as a kid, but grew up and never did?

  • What did you want to become? What did you want to try? What did you want to do? What did you dream about, or still do?
  • Write it down! Feel it, see it, touch it, smell it… Remember show don’t tell. Whatever the genre, dream, goal it doesn’t matter what style you normally write in it is to get the creative juices flowing again!

To see how JB can assist you in achieving your writing goals contact us now! info@joshuabooks.com

Happy writing

Love JB xx

 

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How do you get your child to read?

Posted on Oct 25, 2017 in Blog

HOW DO YOU GET YOUR CHILD TO READ?

Many questions that are constantly asked are, “how do you get your child to read?”, “do you have to do it young?”, “what’s the best books to read?”

Reading is a choice, not a chore! We think that the reading barriers need to be broken down. Instead of asking straight up. Let’s discuss firstly why it is important to read.

  1. Extension in use of vocabulary
  2. Extension in creativity
  3. Ability to extend their concentration levels
  4. Enhance focusing skills
  5. Advance comprehension
  6. Create critical thinkers young
  7. Promote problem solving, and thats just for starters!

How do we get our little JB community to read. By finding what interests them! It isn’t necessarily always about getting your child just to read novels and know a lot of words. To engage them, they need to be interested in the topic! Chat with your little one and find out what they really like, always start small, if they struggle to focus, use a lot of visuals, use interactive books, the book doesn’t have to be finished in one go!

Yes, young is key! Put them in your car instead of toys they will go to them if there is nothing else, read at night, make it a game, use rewards, make the characters or draw them after a book is finished, keep it simple, go to your local library, or catch up with other mums or dads and swap books!

The best books for your child are what they want to read, or look at. Because it is getting them to at least go to or look at a book. As they advance they will naturally go to books that are more challenging or longer.

Click below to see more info on one of JB’s authors pushing boundaries in equality for children a great first read for your child!

Hi, what’s your name, are we the same?

Happy reading everyone 🙂

 

 

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