It all started when…
My eight-year-old son threw his head into his hands on to his page of scribbled story writing attempts and cried, "I just can't do this mum."
It was a standoff between, 'can't you just try a bit harder and for just a little bit longer' and finding a point of reconciliation to write a story for homework.
My son is left-handed and prone to mirror writing. He is imaginative, bright, happy, not as academically inclined as I would like. He loves to run about, loves comedy and music. Despite a lot of support at home and reading to him, overcoming the reasons with him not to read or write beyond school is increasingly difficult. As a creative I know that the thought flow attached to writing is vital, as is having a broad vocabulary.
As a parent I desperately want my son to achieve. I dream of him making great career choices in the future. But as a parent, the realisation is to help him develop a love for learning, which means me stepping back to a degree. If I want to equip my son to take responsibility for his education I have to employ strategies for self-direction.
So, this incident became a defining moment. The catalyst for Scribeasy, a facilitator for helping kids get started quickly, channelling and a method that facilitated self-direction and coaching.
I have an extensive and successful background in creativity (MA RCA and first class Hon's). My careers span teaching art ( SEN, secondary, O and A-level art, Degree and FurtherEd), as a product designer, and as an executive producer in CGI/ advertising. Whether in the corporate world or education, at any age, the issue with finding a compelling and meaningful starting point and having confidence in using information ensures that the rest will follow.
Hence Scribeasy started as a fast-tracker for literacy and story invention. There's thousands of ready-made image bank with words - to make Art packs with, and a thesaurus all to inspire people of all ages to invent a story.
But what is more - out of a simple but highly effective idea that works, (try it, and you will see) our Scribeasy story unfolds into a compelling family product with reporting algorithms.
For a limited period: A creative platform and free writing and coaching feedback.
Try Scribeasy: Choose Family Group subscription + for limited period of only, receive free reporting analytics.
It is easy to get started: Write for up to ten to fifteen minutes (or more) using Scribeasy as regularly as is possible, and Scribeasy will coach your child with reporting metrics on the areas where they need support.
All you need to do:
1. Join the platform - Sign up here as a family group.
2. Write and share your stories with us.
3. Each month receive your free reporting based on the story metrics.
If you would like to know more or have any queries, get in touch here, with a message that says "Family coaching".
We look forward to hearing from you.