One of the main goals for Mother Nature’s Heroes is literacy. Storytelling, reading and writing is threaded through every aspect of what we teach. The seemingly simple act of picking up a book opens doors to an endless adventure.

The importance of literacy

Do you remember the first time someone read you a story? The first time you read a book? What was your favourite story as a child? Did you like adventures? Travelling to other worlds?

While this memory may have been several years, or even decades ago, travelling to other worlds and having remarkable adventures could only be achieved through the pages of a book. Little did you know then, that simply picking up a book and reading page after page, helped you to develop the necessary skills for a successful future!

There are 5 top skills needed for childhood literacy. These skills will help lay the groundwork for increased self-esteem, confidence and empowerment.

The 5 literacy skills:

  • Phonemic awareness (awareness of sounds),
  • Awareness of print,
  • Vocabulary,
  • Spelling,
  • Reading comprehension

Reading not only improves your vocabulary, spelling and education success, it also helps your child to focus and concentrate. Reading keeps their young brains active and engaged, giving them knowledge and improving their memory.

A person’s a person, no matter how small

Dr. Suess

Literacy Education

How we teach

Our classes are tailored to each age group. During Author readings, we incorporate tips and tricks to inspire young minds with the desire to create. During Writing classes, we focus more on techniques, formatting, the art of writing itself.

Children will participate in:
  • reading their short story aloud or privately
  • impromptu storytelling as a group using mystery words/sentences pulled out of a bag
  • individual attention focusing on each child’s strengths
  • sharing personal rejection letters, critiques and encouragement from agents, authors and publishers

What we teach

What you can dream, you can create. Our classes are geared towards letting one’s creations flourish and transferring these creations to the written word. The only limits are your own imaginings!

Children will learn:
  • writing genres: fiction/non-fiction, mystery, adventure, etc. and target audience
  • how to keep the reader engaged, the hook, climax, payoff
  • first draft/second, proof-reading, editing
  • basic illustrating, how art is subjective
  • querying, agents, traditional and self-publishing, handling rejections, celebrating success
  • perseverance, pitfalls of the publishing world

Author visits and Classes

To schedule your Author visits or classes, please use the form on our contact page or click here:

Pricing varies according to location and duration.

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