I guess it's just my day to post...
Ugh - I just lost my post. Let's try again.
DS (who turned 6 last week) has learned from school he HATES for his day to be dictated by an outside entity. He's figured out that Dad's work dictates Dad's schedule as well. So he's put his brilliant little mind to work on this problem and has decided he is going to be an author while he is young and not have to work while he is older. While I find this amusing, he's VERY serious about this. He's written a few little short stories (think Eric Carle style) over the past month and is developing the storyline for 2 more to write over the holidays. He's taken the ones he's written to school to read to the other kids. Surprisingly, the children were very supportive! (So much so, the teacher gave them extra behavior rewards). Some can even retell one of the books. So clearly, he needs to pursue this more intently as it is an area of interest - at least for the time being.
The problem is that I have zero ability in this type of area. Seriously, my worst subject. A science lab report - no problem, this kind of thing, YIKES! Any material (books, DVDs, etc) out there which can support a budding short-story or poem writer? Something which talks about different writing styles, poem styles, etc? I'm clueless.