It’s funny how one song can inspire so many different reactions. Wordplay—our writing club for kids—listened to music and used the songs to inspire different scenes during their meeting this month.
For example, they listened to a piano playing “Carol of the Bells.” Some of them pictured gentle snowfall or ice skating. Others imagined a car advertisement.
When we played “Everything Is Awesome,” some kids pictured colorful scenes of happiness and teamwork. A couple of them wanted to punch the radio.
The lesson the young writers learned: Music can inspire them, but it rarely inspires the same way twice.
This month, each kid received a holiday “gift bag,” and they had to write a story using the bag’s contents.
Wordplay is open to all writers in third through sixth grade. It meets at 4:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at our Main Branch. The next meeting is Jan. 11.
You can register your child for Wordplay by calling (440) 255-8811 ext. 221 or by visiting the Mentor Library’s website.
By the way, we also have a writing club for teens. It’s called Write On and we meet on the third Monday of every month at our Main Branch.
Each month, we use different writing prompts and brainteasers to hone our writing skills. Any teen who wants to join us is welcome. It’s a fun, supportive place to practice and improve your writing with other teens who are doing the same thing.
Our next meeting is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16, at our Main Branch. You can sign up for it on our event calendar.