How to Participate!

  1. Child's Name

  2. Child's Age

  3. Child's Location (State, Country)

  4. Photo of completed "Everyone Has a Story" Activity –> Download Here

  5. Video ​​

    • Please film a horizontal video of your child holding their Everyone Has a Story activity sheet and telling their story!

      • Sample script: Hi! My name is Marcus. Just Like Bibli the Friendly Bookshelf, I'm going to share my story. My story is called “The Boy with a Big Dream” and on the cover I drew myself, my brother, and my pet dog. My story is that ever since I was little I’ve had a big dream: to be a singer. But I have a speech impediment. Because I never saw a singer that had a speech impediment, I felt like my dream was out of reach. But my brother David would play the piano for me and encourage me to sing and now I’ve even found the confidence to sing in front of my family and friends. I’m so happy to have found my voice through music, and I know that this is only the beginning!

    • Make sure to start your video with . . . "Hi! My name is _____________. Just like Bibli the Friendly Bookshelf, I'm going to share my story!"

    • Make sure to end your video with . . . “Thank you for listening to my story. I can’t wait to listen to yours. And remember . . . always be your-shelf!”

Check out Bibli's virtual shelves for inspiration! There, you'll find the amazing stories of children from all over the country who have already submitted to this empowering campaign.

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When children share their stories with us, we showcase them on our website as well as social media AND add it to Bibli’s shelves for other children to find and be inspired by - helping less and less children feel alone in who they are!

 

To have your child participate in our empowering Everyone Has a Story Campaign, please submit the following information to caroline@blossomchildrensmedia.com. For tips on helping your child write their story, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

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At any age, writing a story is a process! But with children especially, it's important to approach writing in a way that makes the process enjoyable and stress-free, and will ultimately help them build their confidence as a storyteller and lifelong writer. 

Tip #1: Take your time!

 

Don't worry if your child needs several days to think about ideas for their story and organize them. Perhaps one day could be dedicated to brainstorming story ideas, then another could be breaking up the story into a beginning middle, and end. Taking time to break down the writing process into separate pieces will not only make the writing process more manageable, but will also help your child develop a deep understanding of all the parts of writing a great story. 

Tip #2: Make a list of words

Spend a writing session identifying the words your child does not know how to write yet but would like to include in the story. Write down the words together to have as a reference when writing the story at a later time. Having a list to look off of while writing will not only help to build your child's vocabulary, but will also allow your child to focus on the story rather than worry about spelling. 

Thank you, Becky (Miriam's mom!), for these wonderful tips!

 

We can't wait to hear your child's story!

Questions? Contact us here or reach out to caroline@blossomchildrensmedia.com 

Writing Tips for Parents

Thank You for Participating!