This summer is going to be the summer of writing at The Mad House and we would like you to join us. I have blogged about encouraging and nurturing writing in boys and why writing is so important. Good writers make good readers and vice versa, but good writers also make great students. The speed and ease or children’s writing has been found to gave an impact on children’s success. Efficient writing (legible, almost effortless and quick flowing) helps ensure that children’s pencils can keep up with their thoughts.
So the plan is to have weekly tasks and to make time to do them in our days. They are going to be both fun and enjoyable and something that we can do as a family and I would love for you to join in with us.
Create a writing Center
Our goal is to encourage independent and unprompted writing and by creating a well stocked and inspiring space for our children we are helping them be spontaneous:
- A variety of writing papers, including note books, lined paper, their own letterhead and comic strips
- Post cards
- Address labels
- Pens and pencils
- An alphabet chart for younger learners
I would love for you to get involved and if you have any ideas, then please do leave me a comment below with your hints and tips.
I will try to join in with this. Ty is too young but L might be able to join in a bit. Good luck and great idea x
I’d love to join in – Master E can write and spell well enough but could be a lot neater; some fun ideas to encourage him to try would be great! x
Very important to keep them writing during the holidays. We have an even longer time off here so even more need for it. I can’t wait to see your suggestions. Mine all do a little summer diary, but more ideas will be welcomed.
How wonderful to inspire and nurture their creativity over the summer. Brilliant x
Great idea. Cant wait to see the first weeks ideas.