Today I had the pleasure of speaking on the phone with a very keen student who wants to become an author. Miss J, who is in secondary school, has a love of books and writing. When I asked who her favourite author was, she told me that she couldn’t give me one as there are several!
Miss J’s teacher, Miss V, joined our discussion, and we talked about the importance of vocabulary in children’s books, and how parents play an integral role in fostering a love of reading in children.
It was a humbling and happy experience, to talk with a keen, young writer, who clearly has a dedication to her craft. I have no doubt that Miss J will become an author, and in turn will inspire young children to write, just like her.