Writing is an important form of communication and a key part of education. But in today’s digital world, kids aren’t given many opportunities to practise and improve their ability to write. This leaves many parents wondering how to improve their child’s writing skills. With SMS language and lingos taking over your child’s language, their writing skills may take the brunt of it.
No need to worry though, with these tips, you can build your child’s writing skills:
For younger kids (and some older ones), you can inspire them to write by providing them with funky and new gadgets and writing material- be it pens, pencils, markers, different types of paper.
Provide a place
It’s important for your child to have a good place to write, such as a desk or table with a smooth, flat surface. It’s also crucial to have good lighting.
Give them a project
Talk with your child as much as possible about his/her ideas and impressions, and encourage her to describe people and events to you and turn it into a project.
Ask them to story-tell
Ask your child to tell you simple stories as you write them down, copy the story as your child tells it, without making changes. Ask her to clarify anything you don’t understand. As they grow older, you can ask them to write down the stories.
Bookify your child work
Turning all your child’s written work into a book. This will inspire and encourage them to write more. When they see their work as a book, it will encourage them to write better as well.
Wondering how your child fares on the skills shared in this article? On the Mai app, you can assess these skills, along with getting daily activities which your child can do to improve each of these skills.