Now that she is reading so well, Honor has decided to start writing stories. She has always been very eager to pick up a pen and paper and express her creativity. As a toddler, she used herself as a canvas. Yes, we would be the parents with the child at day care who was stained multi-colors from non-permanent markers that weren't quite non-permanent. She also colored on other things that she knew she wasn't supposed to. Books, puzzles, the wall. She knew it was wrong... you could tell she knew! But she did it anyway. Fortunately, that was a very short stage in her career and she quickly moved on.
Even before she turned 3yo, she enjoyed freestyle coloring, drawing, and painting more than coloring books:
Like her brother, her creations, pictures or letters, would often be upside-down and backwards. When she started learning her letters and asking to have words spelled, all the letters would be scattered randomly around the page. Eventually, she got things turned around and lined up.
Until only recently, she's been more determined to learn how to write words, than she has been to read them! "How do you spell ... ?" has got to be her favorite sentence, although she is getting to be more adventurous and is writing by sounding out the words. She's also learned to send text messages with my (I mean 'our') phone.
She sat down one afternoon and wrote these two stories. No particular reason, she was just in the mood to write:
Once upon a time, there were fairies, and they had kids. The kids were walking and they saw a baby and they brought the baby home. The End. Honor 6
Once upon a time, there was a mermaid. The mermaid had lots of kid mermaids. The kids were scared of sharks, and once a shark came, they were scared. The End.
She'll be blogging in no time!