Writing is not only an obligation but a creative skill of life which has great importance in the lives of people who use this skill to earn a living.
At Springville Preschool, the best preschool in Vadodara we believe that writing is not just about putting pencil to paper. It’s multi-tasking. Writing is a form of communication that allows children to put their feelings and ideas on paper, to organize their knowledge and beliefs into convincing arguments, and to convey meaning through well-constructed text.
In its most advanced form, the written expression can be as vivid as a work of art.
- Read together: Reading and writing support each other. Reading stimulates your child to write about her own family or school life. As you read and write more with your child, you will be building an important foundation, and taking steps that will help your child to become a better reader, writer, and student.
- Use good stationery: To improve your child’s handwriting and not leave any marks on the fingers, every child needs to use good stationery. A good pencil helps the child improve his grip, apply the least amount of pressure, not get stressed and produce dark and neat write-ups. A good eraser must be able to clean up errors at the very first shot. Spending a lot of time adjusting and fixing stationery can be very stressful for a child who is learning to write.
- Turn your child’s writing into books. There is a craze in kids to look back into their initial childhood memories and as a parent, you may take care to restore whatever your kid has scribbled in his innocence. For this, you can keep a collection of his written notes compiling them into a book which you can show them later not only to your kids but others as well. By this, your child will also learn the transformation in his handwriting and style over the period with which they’ll feel more motivated and loved
- Make sure your child sees you writing. Parents are the best motivation for their children for the child tends to imitate his parent’s action. Studies have shown that kids are more likely to follow their parents’ examples than their advice. If you will be in a habit of writing and focusing on your handwriting it’ll more or less be helpful for your child. Show a variety of different written work such as a written letter, business communication or journal page.
- Help your child write letters and emails to relatives and friends. This can be a great idea of accentuating your child towards practising creative handwriting skill. Your child may not always love to sit down and write. But if he or she can learn to write for a reason and an audience, half the battle is won. By doing so he’ll be in a habit of writing and it’ll also become his one of the favourite pass times. They will think of new ways of writing creatively and using a good vocabulary which will later help them in doing their homework without your intervention all the time.
- Encourage the child to draw and to discuss her drawings: Drawing also gives your child the right kick into a creative world of imagination in addition to good handwriting. One of the most important ways that your toddler is tuning in to her creativity is by experimenting with art materials. For very young children, art and early writing skills are the same.
- Praise your child’s writing. Show lots of interest in your child’s writing and stories. Ask questions, celebrate when he or she brings home a good piece from school, and encourage his or her writing as much as possible.
- Provide your child with spelling help when he’s ready for it: When your child is just learning how to read and write, she may try different ways to write and spell. Our job is to encourage our children’s writing so they will enjoy putting their thoughts and ideas on paper.
With the right strategy, anyone can make this skill speak for itself as writing has huge career opportunities when talking about the future. But this skill has to be induced in us right from the beginning at a young age so that it may become a habit and can benefit us later on.