Exploring Creative Writing with Your Child

Creative writing teaches children how to write in a way that’s expressive and artistic. It’s not just something that’s needed for writing screenplays and stories though. It encourages them to use their imagination which helps them to expand on their overall thinking skills and throughout school. If you’re looking for ways to explore creative writing with your child, you’re in the right place. Here are some tips from a girls’ private school in Surrey.

Journaling

Having a journal can encourage your child to write about their day, what they got up to and how they feel. It can be an expressive outlet for them and overtime as they continually write new entries, you will see their writing skills improve.

Writing Competitions

Rewards are good motivators and the chance to win a prize can encourage your child to write a creative piece. Keep a lookout for any taking place. Schools, libraries and even TV channels like the BBC host them from time to time.

Read Together

There’s a reason why teachers always encourage their students to read. It helps them to improve on their reading skills and enriches their writing as they learn new vocabulary. They can also learn more about the world which can help them when writing about a particular subject.

Short Stories

It might be hard for your child to write long passages to begin with, which is why it’s a good idea to start small by setting them on a task to write a short story. To give them a helping hand you can offer ideas of things to write about and mind map together so that it doesn’t seem so big of a task.

A Letter to Their Hero

Children love cartoons and if you were to ask them for their favourite cartoon character, I am sure that they would be able to tell you in an instant. This is something that you can leverage by getting them to write a letter for them. 

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