Likes: My favorite color is green and I love to eat grilled broccoli and cheese sandwiches. Actually, I love broccoli with everything. My best friend is the robin who hangs out in my backyard and I love all subjects especially Reading.

Dislikes: I do not like the NEVC (No Eating Vegetable Club) because they do not eat their vegetables. The color pink looks like vomit and it makes me sad when Papa forgets Mr. Doodlebug. I especially do not like Maria Diarrhea because she smells like…….well, you just have to find out for yourself.

Children are like sponges and therefore they are able to retain information at great levels.  Their brain is able to absorb anything that is presented to them.  If they listen to inappropriate music, then their brain will memorize every word.  If they watch violence on television, then their brain will remember the images.  If they read a book, then their brain will absorb the vocabulary and creativity.

What sort of information do you want your child to retain?

Tip 3 of 6 Tips For Aspiring Writers

Your story is complete and you have solicited valuable feedback from your peers on your strengths and weaknesses. Now it is time to hire an editor to critique your plot and story elements and flush out any spelling or grammatical errors that may hinder the flow of your story. When looking for a qualified editor, please use wisdom and common sense. Double check their website, references, credentials, past work experience, social media presence, etc. Ask tons of questions regarding their availability, expertise and pricing. Feel free to explain to them your concerns and expectations. If they are genuine and professional, they will work with you. Lastly, make sure that they sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement which protects the confidentiality of your work.

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Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva is an authorpreneur, teacher, blogger, educational consultant, and writing coach. She wrote the award-winning Broccoli Chronicles and is the CEO of Building Voices and TCD Kids Foundation. She tweets at @taneekabdasilva.

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