5 Easy Ways to Support Writing at Home
Written language needs to be purposeful and meaningful to your child. Try these activities.
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- Help your child learn the letters of the alphabet. Read ABC books, play letter-matching games, and work on puzzles to help her identify letters. Invite her to make letters using clay.
- Take pictures of an activity that is especially interesting to your child. Use them to write a story together.
- Keep a portfolio of your child's writing attempts. At different times in the year, show your child her writing samples and comment on her progress.
- Bring writing materials with you whenever you go out to the grocery store, doctor's office, or a restaurant.
- Celebrate your child's writing by prominently hanging her work in places where it is visible to all. Knowing that writing is important will go a long way toward motivating her to write more.
Writing supplies to have on hand:
- paper (lined and unlined)
- colorful stationery
- chunky pencils, markers, and crayons
- ink pads and rubber stamps
- an old typewriter or keyboard
- your child's writing samples
- alphabet letters