Every year before the first sessions of my creative writing workshop for children, I spend hours shopping for beautiful journals that will get my students excited to write in them. For my girls’ group, there’s a seemingly endless selection of colorful and artistic journals out there with pictures of butterflies, hearts, stars, and feminine patterns. For my boys’ group, though, finding fun journals is not quite that easy. Yes, a boy can write in a journal with a painting by Monet on the cover (after all, Claude Monet was a man, wasn’t he?), but it probably won’t get him jumping out of his seat with excitement.
We all know how important writing is. It improves literacy, communication skills, and academic performance. Journal writing can help a child sort out his thoughts and feelings. I encourage my own children to keep journals during the summer months to prevent the infamous “summer slide,” the tendency for students to lose over the summer the academic gains they achieved during the school year.
That’s why I’m launching Werner Journals. I want everyone—boys and girls, men and women—to be excited to write.
My concept line of journals includes:
And while I’m in the journal making business, may as well broaden the market. My travel line of journals (perfect for vacation journaling) includes:
All Werner Journals are 6×9 inches, with 160 lined pages, and a glossy soft cover. Find them on amazon.com for only $6.99.