Just in time for Easter!! Our April creative writing magazine is out now. Join Mr Bones as you go on an excavation dig for dinosaur fossils, work out the mystery of the dragon’s guard and write your own adventures to tell his story. Use our picture and sentence prompt to create a space adventure and rewrite a popular song with your own lyrics. These are just a few exercises to stimulate the creative brain this Easter.
In this month’s magazine, you’ll get the chance to write a comic book strip! Be a news reporter and pick the top stories of the day and write their headlines. Take part in our superheroes writing challenge and listen to advise from the publisher, Bent Tractor who gives their advice on what they look for in stories.
World Book Day falls on the 4th of March and the motto for this year is to make sure that every child has access to books. Libraries will be open soon, but there are plenty of books online to access, with some libraries donating their books for free downloads. Oxford Owl, Monkey Pen, Free Children’s Stories are just a few websites where you can download free children’s stories for free.
Reading is vital for children’s development, not only does it improve brain connectivity, it also increases vocabulary, sentence structure as well as allowing children to experience other people’s lives and experiences through the art of story-telling.
Writing stories also stimulates the same creative part of the brain, so why not try rewriting a favourite book this World Book Day?
Why write? There are many benefits of creative writing, here are just a few.
We exercise our bodies, therefore the mind is just as important. We need to exercise our brains and imaginations and writing is the perfect sport for this. As you enter the realm of writing, you can go anywhere and explore many different worlds, letting lost wherever your mind takes you. This is particularly important at the moment, book sales went up dramatically during the three lockdowns; people need escapism, which is what stories and storytelling provides.
Children sometimes struggle to express their feelings, so writing is the perfect place to explore those feelings and thoughts. Mastering creative writing can also boost confidence and self-esteem, particularly when winning writing competitions.
Lastly, it’s fun, enjoyable and has hidden educational benefits, such as spelling and sentence structure. Subscribe to our magazine today and get writing and exploring.
Our jam-packed magazine this month features creative writing tips, a time-travelling worksheet where you’ll discover a time machine, judging a writing competition and finding your winning entry, designing a theme park and creating the advertising poster.
At Hoo’s Writing Corner, we believe in writing, any kind of writing, whether you’re writing for fun, or education, or both. We believe that learning doesn’t have to come from a class textbook and can be taught practically from a variety of different resources – that’s why we created Hoo’s Writing Corner.
Each month our magazine is packed full of interesting and stimulating exercises. Become a spy for the day and solve a mystery, or create a book cover and design your dream book. The magazine has exercises to cover many different interests and each one hopes to stimulate creative minds. The learner can read and write, so engrossed in their writing task, that they’ll actually forget that they’re learning English.
The benefits of creative writing; include engaging the creative side of the brain to come up with different scenarios, problem-solving, spelling and sentence construction, imagination as well as expressing emotions.
What are you waiting for – start your creative journey today.
Everyone loves books. Relaxing, immersing yourselves in stories of horror, romance or a good mystery. They can take you to far off lands that you’ve yet to venture to, or throw you into a mystery story that you have to unravel.
But you like writing – so you can also conjure up tales to entertain your readers. You could send your characters up to space to solve a mysterious sighting, or set your story in the wild west. Or how about combining them both, have a western set in space?
Whatever story you choose, why not create a synopsis and use our book cover design to add a title and a short blurb, just download our free gift below. If the story really sticks in your mind, you may want to continue it and see where it goes!
Have you heard the latest? This winter is going to be the coldest one we’ve had for a year? While it’s great to be outdoors and enjoying the nature, National Trust anyone? – it’s sometimes even nicer to snuggle up in front of the fire with a nice hot chocolate, or mulled wine, and now that all the Christmas movies have started streaming, there is so much TV to watch. But we don’t want to be watching screens all the time, so what else can we do?
Well, here’s a list for you.
Break out the Board Games.
Bake and Decorate.
Have a Dance Party.
Do a Science Experiment.
Go on a Hunt.
Building – create a fort.
Create a cardboard city.
Play a card game, snap, eights, poker!
Make a skit. Get a bunch of props and make a 3 minute show.
Indoor hopscotch, just get some frog tape for the floors.
Hide and seek.
Write. Write poems, short stories, use any of our picture prompts.