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Writing with your children Top Ten Tips 3rd and 4th Class

  1. Praise your child’s efforts – respond to the message and not spelling / handwriting grammar.

2. Look for opportunities for purposeful writing activities at home - writing greeting cards, notes, telephone messages.

3.Encourage your child to use a word processor / computer.

4Provide a quiet writing /study area for your child well equipped with pencils/ paper

5Encourage your child to keep a diary.

6. Support your child’s spelling attempts.

7Encourage him to have a go at spelling difficult words.

8. Use scrapbooks to support the child’s hobby / special interests. Presents that support writing.

9. Make sure your child has a dictionary to help with writing.

10.Help child fill in personal details on forms etc