Recently, I had the opportunity to write a review for Motherhood Later about “Story Pirates” and their new creative endeavor: “Sleep Squad” —an immersive virtual theater experience aimed at helping Children fall asleep. In case you missed that review, or are unfamiliar with “Story Pirates,” they are a nationally-renowned group of top comedians, musicians, authors, and teachers who use stories written by children to create humorous songs, comedy sketches, and clever writing lessons that encourage all children to write. They have school literacy programs, which also use kid-created stories as the seeds of inspiration.
In addition, they now have a very popular podcast which has been downloaded more than 25 million times. The podcast also features songs and sketches based on stories written by kids, and as such, all their content is entertaining, fresh, and funny. It’s an interesting circle: a child writes a story, “Story Pirates” adapts that story to a song or comedy sketch, or podcast, etc., includes a writing prompt or writing lesson into the mix, then this content encourages other children to write stories. It’s a smart process that feeds itself and allows for a continuous flow of … Continue reading..