By Mary Leonhardt
Strong writing abilities are crucial for achievement at school, collage, and at the activity. In ninety nine how one can Get young ones to like Writing, educator Mary Leonhardt offers mom and dad with functional, easy-to-follow the way to educate their youngsters the basics of writing and make it enjoyable for them even as.
Here are only some of her nuggets of advice:
¸ constantly be encouraging approximately your kid's writing.
¸ don't be concerned approximately instructing grammar to young children after they are only commencing to write. such a lot grammar wisdom is obtained instead of without delay learned.
¸ offer lots of writing material.
¸ motivate your preschool childrens to dictate tales to you.
Leonhardt follows up with 10 effortless how one can train Them Grammar, crucial instruments for all budding writers.
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You want your children to have fun with language. 17 Encourage any kind of early writing that doesn’t make you crazy, such as scribbling with crayons in coloring books, drawing with colored chalk on the sidewalk, or smearing a little colorful strawberry jam on the high-chair tray. Markers on walls and faces made me crazy, so I tried my hardest (not too successfully) to stop that. But you really want to praise and reward all other early attempts at communicating by a written form. Sure, scribbling is very primitive, but remember that your children’s early attempts at speaking consisted of that lovely, gurglely jargon.
59 As a slumber party or birthday party activity, suggest that the children write group stories, and offer a prize for the best one. I do this in class all the time, and the kids really like it. First put the children in groups of three or four. Give everyone a few slips of paper and say something like “Now take the first slip of paper and write down your favorite color. ” Or sport, or holiday, or anything. Then put all of the slips in a big box and have the children draw out as many as they put in.
Stand back and admire. But if you have a teenager who would rather take some time to smell the roses—and do some creative projects—I think that’s fine, too. Don’t push these kids into honors classes and insist that they get all A’s. Good writing takes time and emotional energy; students who are under intense parental pressure won’t have this kind of energy available. Nor will they develop the self-confidence and courage that really wonderful writing requires. Actually, I find that kids under great parental pressure don’t even have the motivation or energy to do well on regular school assignments.