I was recently given the Picture and Writing: Younger Ages e-book
to review. Let me start by saying that I love e-books. I think
they are one of the best things to hit the homeschool market. I
really enjoy having items at my fingertips and appreciate saving
on the shipping fees. Gentle Shepherd has several products to choose
from in the e-book format.
This is a simple e-book with a great concept written by Diane
Hurst. There are 36 lessons included, so one can be done each week
of a typical 36-week school year. The e-book is extremely affordable
at only $6.00. On the top half of each page is a suggestion for
a picture to draw, and space is provided to draw it in. The bottom
half of the page provides lines for the student to write a small
passage about the picture he has drawn. The pages are simple and
have no distracting elements. The clean layout makes the product
very user friendly.
I know that in our home the biggest difficulty my children face
in their writing is finding a subject to write about. This e-book
takes care of the problem by providing the early-elementary-age
child with plenty of ideas to encourage creative writing. I think
that adding in the idea of first drawing a picture really helps
to spark the child's creativity. I would highly recommend this
product to parents seeking to inspire a love for creative writing
in their child.