June 29, 2015

Everyday writing tips for kids

Just as you look for books to support reading with your kids, you should also provide opportunities to incorporate writing in planned activities and through spontaneous play. Young children can learn about literacy through everyday writing activities at home.

Children need easy access to materials so they can build their early writing skills through scribble writing, groupings of random letters, and their own unique spelling of words. Our friends at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) suggest offering your children writing materials to use in play, which includes a basket stocked with pens, pencils, markers, paper, envelopes and book-making materials.

The Kiddie Academy education team has pulled together a list of ideas to encourage writing with your little ones:

It’s important to praise your little ones attempts at writing, whether they are scribbling, stringing random letters, and printing letters backward, or writing words all over the page without regard to direction. Display their artwork and encourage celebration of their efforts.

The possibilities for writing are endless, and more importantly there is always room for fun! For more information, visit kiddieacademy.com.

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