I am a mother to two awesome kids, and have been married to my favorite hubby (okay, my only hubby, but still my favorite!) since October 1999. Our favorite thing to do is get out of the house and find adventures! I am the founder and creator of Enjoy Utah!, a site dedicated to helping families get out of the house and see all that Utah has to offer! I contribute as a blog writer for the Salt Lake Visitors Bureau, and also write CityGuides for SheKnows.com.. I am excited to be a part of Today's Mama! I co-own a DJ Business with my hubby, and also do the online marketing and manage the blog and social media for Gines Auto Service.

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Instill The Love Of Writing In Your Children

Writing is one of the most important academic skills you can teach your children. Writing is a skill level above reading, as it requires you to process a thought and put it on paper.

“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin

Seeing the world through a child’s eyes is a whole different experience than the world we see. I just launched a new site Enjoy Utah Jr, where children are encouraged to write about the world around them, and share it for other children to read. For more information, and details on how to submit your child’s writing, visit the Enjoy Utah Jr page.

This is a great project for Spring break, Summer vacations, and Summer boredom busters. While you are out and about, encourage your child to take pictures, draw pictures, and write about the world around them.

Encouraging children to write can open up a whole new world for them. Writing daily in a journal about their life and experiences is a great way for them to look back on what they have done in their lives. I was encouraged by my parents beginning at eight years old to write daily in a journal, and following their advice has enriched my life in more ways than one. It’s fun to open up my childhood journals and read them to my children who are now the age that I was when I wrote those entries.

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  1. Carrie Finlinson 03/10/2012 at 8:48 am

    Wow! What a great site! I love this and will share it with Write On! Workshops campers! This would also be great information for 4th grade teachers teaching Utah History. You contribute so many great things to Utah Michelle!

  2. Michelle Powell 03/10/2012 at 9:11 am

    Thanks Carrie! 🙂 I truly love all that Utah has to offer, and want everybody else to feel that excitement! I also love writing, and combining the two makes me happy. 🙂

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