Encourage Your Child's Interest in Writing
Children who hate to write need lots of encouragement. And even enthusiastic writers may need a boost to get over writer's block.
Here are some ways to make writing interesting and fun:
- Give your child attractive tools. Look for special paper, and pencils and pens in different colors and widths.
- Give your child a diary or journal. This is a unique way of saying, "I believe you are a writer. What you have to say is important."
- Help your child make personalized stationery on the computer. This is a first step in encouraging a tradition of writing thank-you notes, letters and emails.
- Exchange notes with your child. Tuck a joke or a note of praise and encouragement into a pocket or lunch bag. Invite your child to surprise you with written notes.
- Display samples of your child's writing on a family bulletin board.
- Immerse your child in the writings of others. Visit the library often for new things to read.
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