Developing Creative Writing Skill is something that well fits the famous saying ‘Rome was not built in a day’. It is a process that needs to be followed and practiced every day.
For few children writing is a fuss and other children are full of ideas. It might be a struggle when a blank paper is staring back at your child, he doesn’t have ideas or thoughts flowing in his mind. The beginning might be hard but if you will help him to flow through the river, it will be a win-win situation for both of you.
It is always advised to develop the habit of creative writing at an early age. It will not only help in the language development but also boost creative thinking that can easily be poured down on paper. In no time, words will start pouring out like a flood and you can see a big writer in your kid.
Try these 10 simple tricks to give a kick to creative writing for kids:
Keep talking to your child and keep telling him about the new things which he comes across in daily life. Even while traveling tell him about the trees, road, traffic lights, vehicles, people or nature.
The more you will express, your child will learn to express through your words. Never miss a chance to explore, let him explore the world to build imagination. A child is never too young to be read to. Start reading to him at an early age and narrate stories.
Start by telling him to write for five minutes daily.
- Give your child his favorite topic, be it his favorite dish, toy, person, friend or anything.
- Ask him to tell you five lines on it.
- Keep it short and sweet with simple vocabulary.
- It could start simply like
- Vanilla is my favorite ice-cream.
- It is white in color.
- Vanilla tastes sweet and yummy.
- It is cold.
- I love vanilla too much.
- It will enhance his senses – how to see, feel, taste, smell.
- Take an inter-leaf notebook with a nice cover to grasp his interest. Children get attracted to bright colors and big pictures. Together stick his favorite stickers on it and give it a name.
- Tell him to pen down these five sentences on the left side and draw a picture of the ice-cream on the right side. He will learn to relate the topic to the drawing, also color the picture as coloring has its own benefits.
- Initially, you can write down or draw if he doesn’t know how to write or draw. Tell him to color the picture. Later on, help him by telling the spellings and just give him fill-in-the-blanks to complete.
- ___________ is my favorite toy.
- It is __________ in color.
- It is ________ in shape.
- I love to play with it during _______.
- I love my ___________ too much.
- Once you will show how to write neatly and nicely, your child will learn how to present a piece of writing in a better way. Our children are the best imitators. Learning to present work nicely will help him during the lifetime.
- As he grows, keep adding more points to the topic and new words to grow his vocabulary. Teach him rhyming words so that he could write short poems.
Time to start!
This way you can boost his imagination, reading, writing, coloring, language, thinking, and creative skills all-in-one. So what are you waiting for, start with a random topic today! Cover one topic each for five days of the week and keep two days to read the same with your child. Keep appreciating his work.
I hope these ideas would encourage creative writing in your child. Have any new tips that worked for you and your child? Please share them with us in the comments section below.
Wish you a very Happy and Creative Parenting!