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Question: Kindergartener writing

My Kindergartener is dying to be able to write stories like her older sister. What can I do at home to encourage this interest?



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cmccarthy writes:
Dear Dixiemom, Teacher's of writing agree, that for young children, creative writing starts with the picture. Often drawing is writing, when children just begin to creatively write. Encourage her to add detail to her picture, before even starting the words. You can then scribe her thoughts, for her, underneath her drawing. Connie McCarthy @schoolfamily
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Emily writes:
Dixiemom - It's so great that your daughter is so interested in storytelling. Be sure to save some of her early stories for you both to enjoy later. You might also want to record her telling some stories with a tape recorder or a video camera. Perhaps even have a family talent show where parents and kids make up a story to share. :)
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aracely writes:
dear, dixiemom your kindergartener can start a picture jurnal or diery for every day. you can also encourage her to write the rescepy of what you are cooking not only she is writing but, she is also having cualyty time with you.:)
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ErinTM writes:
My kindergartner comes home with these great worksheets where she has drawn a picture at the top of the page and then "written" a sentence below explaining the picture. What I love is that the teacher doesn't correct for spelling or anything. That's one thing to do. Another thing to do is to ask her to tell you a story, you can write down one sentence on each page, and then ask her to illustrate the sentences. Voila! A book. Yes, and definitely date everything :)
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