My daughter came to my office the other day, very proud. She had written a story, and wanted to share it. The story consists of two sentences, followed by "The End". It is written in green magic marker on the front and back of a pink piece of paper. It involves various characters going to San Francisco.
Our nanny apparently facilitated this story-creation by writing a bunch of words on individual slips of paper, which my daughter could reorder and copy from. I didn't realize this at first, though I was a bit suspicious of her being able to write "San Francisco."
But that's a detail. The point is that she wrote out her own story, and was excited to share it with me. We had to make two copies of the story, double-sided, to send to her grandparents. We are of course, keeping the original. I have a feeling (a hope) this will be the first of many. [She later that evening had my husband help her staple several pieces of paper together in book format, so that she can work on something a bit longer.]
Thanks for reading!