Have you noticed that when your child is writing they have really messy handwriting or a lot of staring mistakes? Or do they tend to stare out the window or get distracted by a toy and end up writing nothing? If that’s the case, don’t worry. These difficulties are not uncommon in children, and they are nothing to be concerned about. It’s natural that kids develop writing skills at different speeds than their peers and it can take longer for some than others. It’s also true that some children may need a little extra help to improve their writing.
Regardless of who opens the cover and dives into the fantasy-laden pages, a comic book is considered to be “pleasure reading.” This may be a true assessment, but it doesn’t mean that readers pursue the pleasure myopically, as escapists who would dodge responsibility. In fact, some comics actually foster selfless learning, in a way that encourages students to embrace cultural diversity.
Most parents are worried about the consequences of a summer brain drain, and for a good reason. According to scientific studies, kids lose between two and three months of writing and reading skills in the summer. No matter how smart your son and daughter are, they will lose part of their knowledge until September. To prevent that, you should encourage your children to practice in writing. Here are a few tips on how to make it work.
No matter how old you are, there’s nothing quite like a skillfully narrated, beautifully illustrated children’s book. I’m sure my fellow grown-ups will remember the magic of books like Green Eggs and Ham and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs — and want to share that same magic with their own kids (or students or neighbors or nieces and nephews)….
It’s important to revise and edit your work, but it can be a difficult process for kids and even adults to do properly. We’ll go over 7 steps to help you show kids how to self-edit their writing so they can eventually do it on their own.