Writing Can be Fun!

By Cher Cabula-Mendoza - Saturday, November 03, 2018

I have always loved writing. I also loved to draw. So you can just imagine that some kids were frustrated because their parents gave them really long names and they were having a hard time in writing class whereas me, I wanted my name to be longer. Maybe that's why it was just perfectly natural for me to ease so comfortably into calligraphy. However, writing can be so much fun too. Here are some tips from the experts.


5 Ways to Make Writing Fun for Your Child


Developing strong writing skills takes a lot of time and has become a tough task to accomplish for many students. Fortunately, there are a lot of things that parents can do to help their children find writing fun. From fun activities to daily writing and reading sessions, these 5 tips will show you ways you can make writing fun for your child:



1. Check on their Spelling and Grammar with Realism

Grammar and spelling are important and thus checking them becomes a necessity. However, over-focusing on grammar and spelling destroys enthusiasm in your older children and kills creativity in the younger ones. As your child’s literacy grows, you will know the right words to hold them accountable for. Having a regular writing time can enable you know this.

Some parents have become too much concerned on the spelling and grammar of their children forgetting the content of the piece of work. Most kids know when they have wrote carelessly. It is therefore important to teach them new things whenever they are ready.

If not, sloppy work will be continued to be produced. Words, ideas and sentences should be first, spelling and grammar seconding.

2. Provide Encouragement and Support

Be as helpful as you can to your child when they write. Talk them through ideas and whenever possible, help with spelling and punctuation. Think of yourself as an encourager or helper, but not a critic.

You can also let your child make their own books by publishing their writing. Their work can be submitted to children’s magazines or contests. Allow them to type what they have written in a computer then using an online publishing program, have their finished stories converted into a book.

3. Let Your Child Write Different Story Genres

Writing, for many people, is just creative or report writing. On the contrary, there’s so much more to it than the two. Poems you write don’t have to rhyme. Every piece of sound you listen to outside is a written poem.

Let your child write down a favorite recipe down as a good way of practicing to write non-fiction stories. Note that the stories don’t have to be original. Your children can retell their favorite fairy tales in writing. However, encourage creativity.

4. Let Art be Part of their Writing
Most children begin writing mainly using pictures. Allow them to write whichever story they want after which they can dictate or write accompanying words. As they grow, they will start to love illustrating their stories or adding stickers and stamps to them. Some might even end up drawing comics to tell their stories.

5. Be a Role Model

Let your child see you write stories of your own and they’ll be inspired. When you want rush to a store and scribble down a shopping list, your child will most probably ask what you are doing. Take your time to show them. When children draw a picture and writes words against it, they’re also developing their writing skills.

Conclusion

Writing is a key part of education and an important form of communication. In today’s world that’s driven by technology, children are not given the opportunity to either practice or improve on their writing ability. This has left most parents wondering how they can assist in initiating improvement in their child’s writing skills. With the tips above, you won’t go wrong.

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