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Thursday, February 09 2023
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How to improve writing skills in children

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Learning how to write is an important part of any student’s journey. Writing can help them develop better communication skills, engage in more meaningful conversations and opens new career doors. For all these reasons, learning how to write from an early age is important. But when children develop good writing habits that stick, they get to express their feelings and emotions well on paper. Writing can help them figure out things and bring them closer to their dream job.

Let’s understand how one can help your children develop better writing skills.

The first step is to make them read more. The more they read, the better they write. If you encourage them to develop a love for reading, they will be excited to explore new writing concepts and eventually start writing their own stories. Their imagination grows the more they read. Creativity is essential in writing, so reading is an important phase of the process. Their vocabulary will also develop exponentially and this is another advantage of reading.

Teaching kids how to write journals is another approach to make writing enjoyable. This is highly beneficial for their mental health since it’s an inventive way to express their emotions.

The important thing is to write every day. Journaling will help them develop better writing skills and also clear out their minds. Don’t forget to track their progress. They can also maintain scrapbooks to store their writings.

Every child has his or her own passions. Being a good teacher /parent means finding those passions and linking them to the learning process. If they are big fans of Lord of the Rings, for example, let them write a review about one of the books/movies. If they are passionate about planes, let them write a story about flying. Finding their passions and linking them to their learning process will motivate them even more. Kids who are passionate about something will do their best to accomplish their goals.

Help children write better by making them read more, make the process fun to engage with, invest time in it, help their journal, and offer them helpful resources to use.

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Ramya E.

The author is a counselor and lifeskills trainer who has trained over 2000 students. She holds an M.Sc. in Psychology.

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