Category Archives: children’s writing

Beach Story Using Collective Nouns

Collective nouns at the beach! While we’re on a theme of “summer” topics, here’s a fun exercise I created the other day on Quora. It’s a beach story using collective nouns. Why not sit down together as a family and … Continue reading

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Copy work

Copy work: Have you tried having your child “copy” from well-written materials? Even if the material contains some words that may seem too advanced, the child will be learning to spell correctly, handwrite neatly (manuscript or cursive), use correct punctuation, … Continue reading

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Letter Confusion

            Is that a “b” or a “d”? Many children have difficulty with distinguishing between “b” and “d.” There are lots of worksheets available on the internet that can help with this. Or here are … Continue reading

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Handwriting Tips

Wondering how to help your children (or yourself!) improve their handwriting? Here are some great tips:   Paper lines – sizes and interlining: Experiment with different widths of lined paper to see which size your child is most comfortable with. … Continue reading

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Children’s book creating and journaling

Books about Family, Friends and Pets For children who are reluctant to read, sometimes it works to create a book about themselves and their family, pets, or other things/people that are important to them. Use as simple language as possible, … Continue reading

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Learn With Songs and Poetry

If your child enjoys music (and what child doesn’t?), sing children’s songs that employ lots of rhyme and repetition to develop reading and writing skills. Also use songs with actions and finger plays. It is amazing how much “physical action” and “singing” … Continue reading

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Learning Games

You can make learning a lot more fun for your children with learning games of all kinds–store-bought ones certainly, but lots that you can create yourself.  Here are some great ideas: Learning Games that use “reading” or “writing” There are … Continue reading

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