“A Writer’s Playground” is Celebrating Its First Birthday. Let’s Parade in Our Favorite Hats!
Posted by lindamartinandersen on May 6, 2013
“A Writer’s Playground” is Celebrating Its First Birthday. Let’s Parade in Our Favorite Hats! by Linda Martin Andersen
“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.
As you may have noticed, I always wear a jester hat on my blog. I have encouraged readers to guess why.
One reader guessed why I wear a jester hat. There’s a prize in it for you, Tracy Campbell. Tracy’s prize…a birthday hat. Actually, it’s a headband with birthday candles. Tracy, please send me your address and I’ll mail you the hat. Congratulations! I hope you’ll enjoy wearing it.
So why do I wear a jester hat? To remind myself to never lose my jingle (sense of humor). Years ago, I began reading children The Jester Has Lost His Jingle, a picture book written and illustrated by David Saltzman. The story also promotes the character trait of caring. A friend decided I needed my own jester hat to wear while sharing this book; so, she bought me one. I wear it on my blog to promote laughter and caring. Learn more about the picture book and the author here: https://lindamartinandersen.wordpress.com/2012/12/23/c-a-r-i-n-g-character-trait-of-december/
I’d like to encourage you to join the Favorite Hat Parade to celebrate my blog’s birthday.
If you’ll email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and send a copy of a photo of you in a favorite hat, I will include all photos in my next blog post. Are you willing? If you would rather not send a photo, email a memory of a time you wore a hat. Why is it a favorite memory? What is the setting? How old were you? Would you wear the hat today, if you could? I’ll include these comments as well. Let the parade begin.
Hat’s off to you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.” Please come again soon. Bring a friend.
Copyright © 2013 Linda Martin Andersen
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