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Shakespearisms
What Would Shakespeare Say?
Posted on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 by Laura Fries

Authorisms—the origins and stories behind popular words and phrases—is a fascinating topic not to mention an important part of grade school English curriculum.

Written by a Kid
Time Shift Your TV – Written By A Kid
Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013 by Ann Oldenburg

Geek & Sundry is a website and YouTube channel devoted to nerd culture. Written by a Kid is one of Geek & Sundry’s most charming online shows.

penman
The Writing on the Wall
Posted on Friday, May 17th, 2013 by Laura Fries

Handwriting gives you time to formulate more thoughtful, articulate answers beyond, say, LOL.

Thankful
The Importance of Thank You Notes
Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2013 by Claire Green

Experts agree. It’s essential to teach children the importance of expressing a sincere and thoughtful thank you. Thank you notes are the best way.

groovy computer
The Importance of Being Earnest (and Tech Savvy)
Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2011 by Laura Fries

My daughter marvels at how old and clunky the “fancy” computers look in old(er) pictures and movies. In fact, she thinks “War Games,” with its giant pong-like computer, is a comedy. My writing career actually started on a typewriter and though I’m not completely clueless when it comes to computers, sometimes it’s hard to keep […]