Writing Strategies for Kids
Writing is both a good skill to have and a good activity for quiet times. Encouraging kids to write is a goal of many parents, but figuring out how to get a child started can be a challenge. There are a number of writing strategies for kids that can help, though. Some strategies are the same as for adults, such as writing about what you know.
This is an especially helpful strategy for kids as the start to write. Having them think about and describe something they are very familiar with is a good way to begin writing. Kids can write about what they did in school today, and from there imagine what they might do tomorrow or next year. Or, they can write about a trip they took, then try to visualize and write about a future trip, or a trip to a very different place. Other writing strategies for kids are to write about things they love, or to write about things they would like to try. Maybe a girl loves soccer, has been to an older sibling’s soccer games or even a professional game.
She knows about soccer and would love to play, so writing about it should not be too much of a stretch. Or maybe a little boy has decided he wants to be a doctor when he grows up; he could write about what he thinks a doctor’s day is like, where he goes, what he does, and so on. With a few simple strategies, kids can start writing about what they have done or what they want to do in the future.
Kids Writing Ideas
Kids writing ideas can come from hobbies and activities.
Kids Journal Writing
Kids journal writing can make children more curious about their world.