Your Kid’s Awesome Brain

According to the theory of left-brain or right-brain dominance, each side of the brain controls different types of thinking.

A child’s right brain is activated when engaged in creative writing!

Children are growing up in a highly technological society, and at a time when our educational system values standardized testing above all else. For so many, the left-brain is highly stimulated all the time. When young people develop their left-brain thinking at the expense of their right-brain thinking, they will have a less balanced experience of themselves in all areas. We WRiTE BRAiNERS simply want to keep right brains activated and engaged, even when authoring a book using the WRiTE BRAiN APP!

If we raise children to use their whole mind, they will be more equipped to not only understand their emotions, but to manage them.

When our kids grow up, they might enter the workforce. They will work for and with others, they will launch their own businesses, they will teach in our schools, they will run for political office, they will form personal and professional partnerships, and many will become parents.

Resilience, creativity, flexibility, intuition, and intentionality are all skills that will increase their effectiveness in their lives. Life’s difficulties will be easier to navigate.

If young people understand how to think and to integrate emotion with analysis for problem solving, they will have an emotional intelligence that will pay off throughout their lives.

Research Articles

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How writing by hand makes kids smarter

Younger Americans are typing or texting more and writing less, even in school — and that’s a problem when it comes to brain development By The Week Staff | October 6, 2010 Source: http://goo.gl/oOAJo3 Most grade-school children are spending only one hour a week on penmanship. Corbi s With the ubiquity of keyboards large and small, […]

The many health perks of good handwriting

Angel Diaz, 9, works on his paper in an English class at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Joliet. (John Smierciak/Chicago Tribune) By JULIE DEARDORFF, TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS Medical […]

Digital media has growing impact on kids’ health

With the ever-evolving and increasingly accessible digital and media landscape, health and media advocates convened a symposium Thursday in Washington, D.C., to address the cognitive, social and emotional impact of media on children’s lives. Rising obesity rates, incidents of cyber-bulling and other challenges reflect the growing impact of media on the health and well-being of […]

Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away

For Parents

Hi Parents of WRITE BRAIN BOOKS Authors!

If you’ve received a Write Brain Book in the mail, or if you bought it in a store, you’re about to witness the birth of a new author. Your Child!

Here are some helpful hints to make the writing go smoothly:

  1. Use the Author’s Guide to help your child write their book.
  2. Brainstorm with your child by building upon what they say.
  3. Use a thesaurus to seek out more descriptive language if you both get stuck.
  4. Create an outline of the story: this will help organize your child’s creative thoughts as he/she figures out a sequence for the narrative to match the illustrations in the book.
  5. The “authors” can write the story directly into their softcover book or they can use practice sheets to write a draft or two first!
  6. If your child wants to keep what he/she wrote private, let him/her know that it’s okay. Eventually your child will probably want to share it.
  7. Check spelling as best as you can, but remember that some mistakes may be intentional.
  8. You and your child can publish the book by uploading the story HERE.
  9. Help your child write a bio for the back of the completed book and pick an awesome photo to upload next to the Author’s Bio.
  10. Now you are ready to ORDER & PUBLISH your WRiTE BRAiN BOOK!

Testimonial

“WRiTE BRAiN allows kids to be creative and use their own voice, and what is more important at this age than to be able to use your own voice and your own imagination and creativity, and put that down in something that you can hold tangibly and say, ‘This is me!'”

Giselle Fernandez

Mom & Emmy-Award winning Journalist

For Kids

You are the only you in all time. Whether you know it or not, YOU ARE A CREATIVE GENIUS. You see things in YOUR OWN UNIQUE WAY, and that matters, even if no one has ever told you so. YOU HAVE SO MANY STORIES TO TELL. You may even want to share some or all of them with others. You can look at colorful artwork and see an entire world within its images and characters. You can publish a book written by you!

So… What’s Your Story? We Know You Have One!

Have you ever written a boring story for a school assignment?

Have you ever written an exciting story just for you?

Have you ever kept a personal journal?

Have you ever written a poem?

Have you ever written the words to a song?

Have you ever written something and let someone else read it?

Have you ever written something you then read aloud?

Have you ever heard a story in your head that never came out?

Have you ever read a book you wished YOU had written?

Have you ever read a story YOU wanted to change?

Have you ever seen a picture book with no words?

Have you ever imagined that you could write an entire book?

Have you ever been the author of an amazing children’s book?

Have you ever held a real, bound book with your name on it?

Have you ever wanted to do something you’ve never done?

If you checked YES for even one of those questions, you should be a WRITE BRAIN BOOKS author!

For Educators – Curriculum & Materials

In School | After-School

TEACHERS – PROGRAM DIRECTORS – FACILITATORS

You are very powerful INFLUENCERS in the lives of your students. You face the INCREDIBLY DAUNTING task of keeping them engaged, curious, and excited to learn while dealing with any number of obstacles. Our research-based & tested, project-based learning curriculum and materials help young people activate their creativity while developing vitally important 21st century skills, such as critical thinking and collaboration.

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In The Classroom
“We are raising incredible digital natives, they’re capable of doing things I’ll never be able to do. I want to honor that. On the other hand, what happens when you are finding answers digitally, putting things together digitally, is that you’re developing fast-processing skills at the expense of slow-processing skills and in slow-processing very important things happen; judgment, empathy, reflection, values.”
Robin Lithgow
Former Head of LAUSD Arts Program
The kids LOVE authoring their Write Brain Books! Their ability to focus and create a story through a collaborative process with their peers far surpassed our expectations.”
Shirley Rosenbloom, MA
Academic Resource Teacher
Sacramento START

“They were able to listen to each other’s stories, that had the same pictures, and they were completely open to the fact that those stories could be different. What the kids discovered was that they brought their own lens and language to that story. The children walk away with a deeper understanding of what it means to have perspective, to be flexible thinkers, to actually seek out and even enjoy perspective. I think that’s invaluable.”
Monique Marshall
Second Grade Teacher / Diversity Expert
Wilwood School, Los Angeles Ca.
The Write Brain Books curriculum has taken our program to a much higher level – what a great way to integrate youth development and academics.
Everyone wins!”
Mary Ann Hall, SAFE Area Liaison
Siskiyou County Office of Education