writing skills in kids at an early age so that they develop the love for writing. Here is how you can aid the
development of the writing skills your child.
These days we find that less and less kids are interested in writing. They are
just not much into it and this appears quite well through their classroom
books. The early stuff are surely cute as the kid has just begun to hold and
move the pencil to form letters, but as they grow up, they lose interest and
are basically more annoyed when they are required to fill in their homework
books. Since that becomes an ordeal, parents get quite worried when they find
their kids not wanting to write at all beyond what is unavoidable, that is
their homework assignments. Through a bit of planning and patience it is easy
for parents to help their children cultivate and develop the love for writing.
Here are few simple pointers:
Teach Your Kid to Write Early
The ability of the kids to read and
write is intertwined, as observed from several studies. When the kids are
encouraged and taught to write the letters that he has just learnt to read, his
learning becomes complete and thus more effective. Reading and writing complement each other. So, if from the very childhood,
parents are patient and persistent with the kid so that he is not hesitant or
tries to avoid writing, you will find that the kid is able to write with ease
in his later years as well. Childhood educators these days suggest a phonetic
writing procedure for kids.
Ensure the Right Building Blocks
An environment that is rich in
language also aids in the development of the writing skills in the child. There
are numerous games and activities available that focus
on building and enhancing vocabulary of the child. The fun word games are very
helpful as well. As the child gets to learn more and more words, his writing
depth will grow and he will also develop an interest in writing per se. There
can be other building blocks like checking the childâ€™s homework for spelling and punctuation and capitalisation errors. It
helps the child to rework and re-learn whatever he has learnt in school.
The Opportunity to Write is Important
Writing should be fun and a
spontaneous activity. So make sure that you provide the kid with proper tools
that he will instantly like. For example, provide him with pencils, pen and
paper that have a certain fun element in it. A drab sheet of paper and a worn
out pencil may not be appealing to a kid who is already not interested in
writing. So perhaps a writing book with an interesting cover will appeal to his
imagination and arouse the interest to use the book. Apart from stationery,
writing on cute note pads or writing letters to relatives and friends can also
build this habit of writing in children. Encourage the kid to maintain a journal for family trips and visits to new places.
Finally, with all basic and
procedural practices in place, it is also important that the kid sees you
involved in the reading and writing activity. Remember, kids take a cue on what
to do from their immediate environment. The oral composition is another great
way of teaching elementary writing and enhancing writing skills.
Encourage and help the kid to talk
about the subject that he is going to write. Then ask him to put those words on
paper or if you choose, you can also go in for a dictation practice. In either
way, the writing skill will be encouraged. And yes, make sure that you
appreciate the writing effort and not be simply critical in the first place.
Your kid requires encouragement, big time.
develop a love for writing in kids? Which techniques are used for developing
writing skills in kids? What is the importance of having good writing skills? Discuss