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14 Adventure-Packed Books to Keep Your Child Reading This Summer

Summer is dwindling and back-to-school season is looming just ahead.  If you’re looking for some end-of-summer reading inspiration, look no further – we’ve compiled a list of 14 books inspired by the themes and genres we’ve explored in our holiday ‘The Whole Story’ courses.

Allowing Creativity to Blossom

By Ulvi Pepinova, CYW founder

To me, parenthood is more about solicitude than anything else. Are we rightly motivated to enthuse and throw our children into any imaginable or unimaginable activities? Should we carry on with an old classic formula by (what we think is) the right academic push?

10 Fantastical and Hilarious Reads to Inspire Young Writers

In the ‘Master Your Creative Writing’ Summer term at CYW, we’ve been taking genre as our guide to crafting even more wonderful stories. Fantasy and humour are arguably the most popular genres of children’s writing today, and mastering these two models of storytelling will set any young writer up well for whatever they need to turn their pencil to next.

Small People, Big Dreams

There are a few things we’ve noticed over the past few years in our ‘The Whole Story’ courses. Perhaps most importantly is the fact that creativity simply can’t be rushed or forced. Giving the children five days to write just one story often results in them surprising their parents,

Clubs over Classes

We are often asked what makes creative writing (or any other supposedly ‘academic’ subject) any different from school classes when taken as an extracurricular activity. Indeed, there are plenty of extra learning activities out there which precisely recreate the classroom environment outside of school to optimise learning.

Nine Incredible Books to Bring Shakespeare to Life

We can’t wait to get our teeth into the ‘Master Your Creative Writing’ autumn term, in which we will be Rewriting Shakespeare! Whether or not your child is taking the ‘Master Your Creative Writing’ course this time, we’ve compiled a list of books to boost your child’s enthusiasm for the Bard,

Autumn Term is Knocking at the Door

Summer has been as much wonderful fun for Chelsea Young Writers as ever, with an all-time high number of courses and classes running. We’ve enjoyed every moment, and once again we must thank our attendees and their supporters for making every session both a joy and a learning curve all at once.