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Writing with your children Top Ten Tips 5th and 6th


1.  Encourage your child to keep a diary. Respect privacy.

2. Encourage your child to write for real purposes everyday – shopping lists / phone messages etc.

3. Praise the effort and respond to the message and not the handwriting, grammar etc.

4. Make sure that your child has access to a dictionary, thesaurus to help with writing.

5. Allow your child work on a word processor.

6. Try crossword puzzles and ‘Find the word puzzles’.

7. Provide a range of attractive writing materials – coloured pens, fancy paper.

8. Encourage your child to write greeting cards / thank you notes etc.

9. Encourage your child to take part in writing competitions / community projects.

10. Show your child that you value writing by writing yourself.