An invitation to authors of all ages
We're looking for a new kind
of children's literature
We're interested in creating, finding and publishing illustrated short stories, in verse or prose, for young children...
Children have a wonderful capacity for creating and imagining, and their minds are ready for conceptual activities at a far younger age than you might expect.
Stories are a natural medium for children's minds to receive and work with situations they will meet in life, and stories can contain the tools for how children will use their minds to cope with such situations.
Children think in visual images far more richly than grown-ups do, because it's the natural way for the brain to work before other modes are instilled. Metaphor, allegory, analogy are directly perceived. Children's minds are as yet unlimited in their versatility.
Our concern is in preserving that capacity, before it is trained out of them by the schools' need for uniformity and society's need for conformity.
Our ever more complex world will require the best and most ingenious problem-solving minds among us. It begins with the children.
Each new generation gives us the hope of a new beginning, a new breakthrough to resolve the problems that have plagued mankind for eons. Every mind counts, every mind is a precious resource.
We want this Childwrite project to become a useful reference point for all who are concerned with the thinking and perceptual skills of children, as well as to be an entertainment for the children themselves.
Parents Have you made up stories for your children that the kids can't get enough of, that they request to hear again and again? Would you share them with others and let us publish them?If you know of anyone else with the interest and talent to contribute to this project, please pass this invitation on to them.
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