Professionally illustrated wordless picture books in which kids from the ages of 4-12 years old write the story and become authors of hard cover and soft cover books.
It's about Kids! It's about kids having a voice in writing! It's about kids wanting to read because they wrote it! It's about kids sharing their voice with adults and other kids! It's about letting kids play with their words in a platform where there are no right or wrong answers. It's about providing an authentic and meaningful writing experience that motivates children to want to write! It's about providing a platform for kids to be creative and use their imaginations. It's about giving kids a story starter when a blank page feels intimidating. It's about giving kids the practice that they need to become better writers.
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Creative Writing Story Kits that come with a professional illustrated softcover story, a pencil, a sticky notepad for writing drafts, creative writing tips, suggested vocabulary that can be written anytime, anyplace. Professionally illustrated hardcover book including a child's story, name as the author, title, author's photo and bio all written online. Custom book illustrations commissioned by corporations or organizations that tackle important issues to kids such as Bullying, Hope, Re-Building, Sportsmanship, Health, Environment, etc...
Reading and writing are inextricably intertwined and yet the importance of reading is being publicized much more widely than the importance of writing. Our professionally illustrated wordless picture books provide an entertaining and motivating platform for children to practice writing and be published. Kids receiving their books and screaming, "I am an author! I am an author!" Think It Ink It began when Dasha Ziborova, a noted children’s book illustrator and mom, came to Fran Black and Michael Thibeault at Arts Counsel, Inc. seeking a writer for one of her illustrated books. Fran quickly decided to connect with Dr. Alice Wilder, director of research and development and producer for Nick Jr.’s Blue’s Clues, convinced that Alice would know what kids think of wordless books and their educational value. Together they had a better idea—wordless picture books that encourage both reading and writing. But even though we thought it was a great idea, we knew we had to talk with the experts. So we brought mock-up books to a classroom of kids who happily offered their opinions. Even better, once this group of second-graders had our Think It Ink It workbooks in their hands, they wouldn’t let go. They wanted to keep on writing.
How do we inspire kids to participate in an essential skill for their future? How do we demonstrate that their are endless opportunities for writing and creating text? How do we encourage adults to listen to the important words of a child? How do we encourage adults to let kids play with their words without them trying to feed kids ideas or feel the need to correct kids' ideas. How do we demonstrate that while wordless picture books can be intimidating for adults kids have endless creativity and ideas.
Know Your Market: This product was tested with kids. They got it! They loved it! They did not want us to take their books away as they were writing. But the "market" is adults with the credit card. And adults know the definition/concept of a book, adults are intimidated by wordless picture books and therefore it has been a harder sell to the market that makes the purchase.
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