Studies have proven that reading helps facilitate the development of your writing skills, but writing, on the other hand, helps develop your cognitive growth and organizational abilities. Writing in a nutshell, powers the brain.
Children who practice creative writing more often will do better in other subject areas subjects like maths and science. This skill will often task them with coming up with a lot more creative thoughts as well as solutions to problems. Their confidence will grow as a result, which will further fuel success in other areas of their life
Below are our top 4 ways to show how your child can benefit from creative writing
Imagination and Creativity
Creative writing is a form of self-expression, which when nurtured, will embolden children to exercise their creative skills. As their confidence grows, they will start to use trust and use their imagination more often. Creative writing boosts a child’s ability to begin to think outside the box and look for alternatives. This expands their way of thinking, which can lead to successful resolutions in other areas of learning – especially where there is problem-solving and analysis.
As already stated, creative writing is a form of self-expression. This is something children can often find quite challenging. Understanding and expressing how they feel can be expressed through writing. This gives them a safe place to explore and can be a highly great medium for expressing their feelings.
Being able to express one’s self adds a big boost to one’s confidence. Writing will afford a child that added opportunity to put forth their voice and opinions with confidence.
Communication and Persuasion Skills
A lot of thought, planning, and organization goes into a well-crafted piece of writing. This part of the process is great practice for a child - to lay out his/her thoughts with a view to trying to get someone to see things from their perspective.
This part of the process should continue to be encouraged and nurtured in your child. The more practice they get with this, the better they will become and the more their confidence will grow.
Up to the age of about 13, children will consume information like sponges. Children will learn the things we as parents and their teachers reinforce. It would be in our (and theirs) best interest to make the most of this time frame, as this is when teaching them new skills would be most effective.
Teaching children to write from a young age, improves their reading skills by helping them recognize the connection between the letters they see and the sounds the letters make.
At Leaders are Readers, Our Award-winning Reading Programme incorporates writing aspects, but our Language Sense Programmes build on this even further. For more information on how our Language Sense Programmes can help further facilitate your child’s writing skills, click on the link below.
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