"And they all lived happily ever after,” you read out loud to your child in a cheery and conclusive voice.
“But what happens after the prince and the princess get married?” your plot-savvy child asks.
Before you jump in with a plot twist of your own, take a pause. This writing activity allows your child to answer that question for herself. All of a sudden she can play Brothers Grimm, taking off where the fairy tale ends. For children who struggle with starting to write, or those who can't form the letters fast enough, this activity can do wonders for their language arts skills.