Every Child is a Writer
Children want to write. Children as young as two years old make marks on paper to express their feelings and communicate with others. In fact, research has shown that the earlier adults encourage and support writing skills in children, the more successful those children are as writers later in life. Now that’s a good thing!
Just think of all the ways you use writing every day:
- for practical purposes (like making lists or filling out forms)
- to communicate with others (texts, emails, letters)
- as a personal outlet (creative writing or journaling)
It’s important to remember to encourage all children to think like a writer from the start so that they see that writing is a part of their daily life. Helping to making that connection will really help children as they move through the grades.
How can you help a child? The first step is to inspire writing. One way to inspire children is through books about writing.
Picture Books about Writing
With the holidays rapidly approaching. I thought I would make several suggestions for you to inspire the writers in your life.
Challenge – Think about the children in your life and share one of these books or show them some ways you use writing each day.
Check back next week when I will share some writing tools and resources for young writers.
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