Writing is not only fun but also builds communication skills that help in school and throughout life. Here are some writing ideas your child may enjoy:
Write a description of a family member. This can be from memory, observation, or both. Suggest that your child be as detailed as possible.
Imagine what it’s like to be something else. Describe what the object might say about itself if it could talk.
Look at photos and write about what you see. Use pictures from family albums or magazines. The captions can be fictional or describe real-life events.
Write a story. If your child has trouble coming up with ideas, make some suggestions.
Play a fill-in-the-blank game. Have your child complete sentences, such as, “He was _________, so he __________.” (For example, “He was lonely, so he invited a friend over for dinner.”) Here are some other examples:
- Barking, the dog __________________.
- Curious about ___________, the man _____________.
- In the ________ building was a ______________.
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