The Crafty Crow pointed me to this blog post about journaling for pre-writers: What Color Was Your Day? I think it sounds like an excellent, easy idea for parents of young ones. When we have preschoolers signing up for the Summer Reading Club, I always ask them if they'd like to write their names on their folder. Even if it's completely illegible, it's still great practice for them and most of them love to do it!
Also, I almost hate to tell you think since it lessens MY chances of winning, but A Patchwork of Books and Jen Robinson's Book Page are BOTH giving away copies of The Adoration of Jenna Fox. To be entered in their drawings, just head over to their blogs and leave a comment on the giveaway posts.
What are you doing on June 28th? If you've got nothing planned, think about taking part in the 24-Hour Read-a-thon hosted by The Hidden Side of a Leaf. This year readers have the option of reading to benefit Reading is Fundamental by collecting pledges. It sounds like a great time! Alas, I will be out of town and I think I'm still worn out from MotherReader's 48-Hour Book Challenge.