How to Become a Writer: 10 Tips to Encourage Your Child
Many children who love to read and write are often curious about how to become a writer. What are the steps involved? What are the best ways to improve your writing? Where can you find writing inspiration? How do you know which genres are best for you? Who can you turn to for writing support? Although there isn't one direct path to becoming a writer, certain tips can be incredibly helpful for children.
If your child is curious about how to become a writer, there are some simple things you can d
30 Quirky New Year's Traditions From Around the World
How much do you know about New Year's Eve traditions?
Here in the U.S., you know what to do: gather your friends and family, turn on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in the background, and count down from 10 as midnight nears. At the strike of the clock, you know to toast everyone as the fireworks blast off, sing a verse of "Auld Lang Syne," and sneak in a New Year's kiss, if you can!
But outside of the United States, did you know there are some much more quirky New Year's Eve tradition
Are Genetics the Key to Language Learning?
Genetics can determine your physical appearance, your health outlook, and even some of your personality traits.
And now, new research is confirming that your ability to learn a second language may also be predetermined.
The newest study, from the University of Washington, followed Chinese international students taking a 3-week English immersion course. The researchers took brain scans throughout the course, and saw some interesting changes:
The brain scans suggest that within a day of
10 Fascinating Idioms in Different Languages
Surely you've heard at least one of these English idioms:
It's raining cats and dogs
Don't cry over spilt milk
It cost me an arm and a leg
By definition, idioms are phrases with culturally-understood meanings that aren't meant to be taken literally. They're basically fun and interesting ways of expressing your thoughts.
Below are 10 fascinating idioms derived from cultures across the globe. Check them out:
Idiom: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje ma?py.
Storytelling Techniques: Writing Prompts for Kids
Writing and storytelling are great skills to teach your children. Parents and teachers alike can instill the love of storytelling in children to enhance their language skills, encourage reading, and stir their imagination. The trick, though, is to understand the roadblocks that kids may face and the storytelling techniques that help them overcome these issues.
Fear of public speaking: This fear is common in adults and children alike. If you can get children comfortable