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.
Crossword puzzles have long been thought of as something that older folks do when they have some free time. It was almost unheard of to see children working on a crossword puzzle, but thank goodness those days are over. Crossword puzzles have a ton of positive benefits for kids, so we’re glad to see an uprise in children doing crossword puzzles in and out of schools.
For the reluctant writer, practising writing at home or with a tutor, on top of schoolwork, can seem like hard work. However, there are many things you can do at home to help your child improve their writing skills without actually making them “write”. And best of all—they’re fun!