Some kids love to write, some kids don’t, and that’s fine! However, writing skills are important not only in a child’s education, but also in whatever future they pursue after school. So, here are our top three tips for encouraging your child to improve their writing skills.
- Make connections: If your child is computer-savvy have them start their own blog, but this also works just as well with some paper and a pen. It’s a great way for them to get daily or weekly practice writing. They can write about anything from their favorite activities to what they’ve learned this week. You’ll be amazed at how much their writing skills improve with regular practice and how much you learn from their writing!
- Make it matter: No one likes to write about topics that they don’t find interesting. So, getting started, it can be helpful to find topics that your child is interested in and have them write on those subjects. This is a great way to get them doing a variety of writing and allowing them to explore what it is like to write about different subject matters. They’ll also enjoy the practice much more when it is interesting to them.
- Have fun: Make writing practice a creative activity! Encourage your child to write their own stories, plays, or movies. Have them illustrate what they write. Tell them to take their favorite book and write what they think would have happened to the characters after the book’s ending. You can really take this one in a thousand different directions, just make sure your child’s imagination is involved!