The Write Start, also the name of her blog.
We are a family of avid writers and readers, so I was quite happy when her publisher, Trumpeter, sent me a copy. I read through the book in one sitting... it's a fairly fast read, which is always appreciated in a parenting book. The first section focuses on writing development- from the "scribbler to the scholar". The second half contains 52 activities to encourage writing and foster a love for it. I really appreciated that many of the activities didn't call for much more than most of us already have on hand. I have a background in early childhood education, so my children have been exposed to lots of rich writing exercise over the years, but I now have a couple more tricks to add to my bag.
As Jennifer says-
"You play an important role in nurturing your child’s writing development. You are your child’s first writing teacher, and their most important writing role model. From teaching your child how to hold a pencil and form the letters of the alphabet, to creating writing spaces and meaningful writing rituals at home, this book gives you all of the information and inspiration you need to confidently raise a writer."
The Write Start would be a wonderful addition to any library of parents with small children and a great resource for young homeschoolers... as the emphasis is on toddlers through the early elementary years. Many thanks to Trumpeter for offering a copy to give to one of you! If you'd like a chance to win The Write Start, please leave a comment in this post before Friday at 9pm EST. I'll announce the winner on Saturday... good luck!
Note: in response to the question of international readers...YES! This giveaway welcomes everyone from all over the planet.