Jennifer wrote in to show us some amazing photos of the writing nook she's created for her little boy, Jack. She says, "I think an orderly and enticing space for writing can inspire children to assemble their tools and gather their thoughts. With this in mind I cleaned up an old chicken coop we had in the basement (it had been holding tools, not chickens -- I promise that no animals were left coop-less in the name of writing) to create our new Writer's Workshop." Not only do we think this is a fabulous idea for kids, it's a pretty great idea for grown-ups, too.
We're definitely intrigued by the activities housed in the cubbies. The small slate boards we get. And we've deduced that the curved and straight pieces of wood are meant to teach how to build the characters in the alphabet. But we have to admit that the Rolodex has us stumped. Regardless, the entire setup has us plotting how to create something similar in our own home.