How to Help Your Child Avoid the Backward Slide

Distance learning is a real challenge, but two of the best ways to keep kids from experiencing the backward slide in learning is simply to keep them engaged with regular reading & writing…and there are plenty of great learning resources available to help.

For Reading & Listening:

  • Storyline Online: Listen to celebrities read a wide variety of great children’s picture books. What a truly stellar website!
  • Open Culture: Open Culture has one of the very best hubs I’ve seen for culling together top-notch free educational content.
  • Scholastic Learn-at-Home Resources: Educational publishing giant Scholastic has created some terrific free distance learning resources.
  • Teachers-Pay-Teachers: Free Reading Resources Go where the teachers go for some of the very best free & paid educational resources around, developed by teachers.

For Writing:

When I discovered the following wacky photographs taken in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, I knew absolutely nothing about their history and sadly, they continue to remain a mystery.

When I turned the photographs into writing picture prompts for creative writing, kids went crazy for them, especially third and fourth graders who seem to love wacky and weird stuff, the weirder the better.

I hope this sample of FREE Wacky Old Photo Writing Picture Prompts helps provide your kids with a little fun at home while still keeping their writing skills sharp!

Image of Woman and Alligator for wacky writing picture prompt

image giant watermelon with kids creative writing picture prompt

The expanded collection of Wacky Old Photo Picture Prompts for creative writing is available HERE. 

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