To deter any hint of a summer slump, Summertime Reading is an excellent way to continue feeding those little heads at home. Since we’re well into August, kids around the country are now busy checking off the books from their summer reading lists. But, hey! What about writing? Why is writing the lesser known twin?

For PBS’ latest Parent Show, I spoke with my very good friend (better known as the voice of Blue from Blue’s Clues) Traci Paige Johnson, about putting a little something extra behind the motivation to write over the summer break. Build upon this skill at home & they’ll walk right into school next month a passionate and eager writer!

Check out this version of The Parent Show with Angela Santomero on and let us know what you think.

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
-Benjamin Franklin