Creative Writing for Children: The Power and Joy of Putting Ideas on Paper
Mastery of the written word is essential in nearly all walks of life, and success begins early. But that doesn’t mean drilling your toddler on letters and words. Pam Allyn, literacy expert and author of Your Child’s Writing Life, joins Marti and Erin to talk about creative writing for children – tot to teen. Pam has simple but powerful ways to engage your child in putting ideas on paper, starting with a toddler’s scribbles or drawings and building toward clear, concise expression of feelings, concepts and logical arguments. This is all about empowering your child to use the written word creatively and effectively.
What are your thoughts about good writing in today’s world? To what extent do you think technology (including texting and tweeting) helps or hinders good writing? What could you do at home to support creative writing for children while keeping the fun and excitement in it, whatever the age of your children? Leave a comment below!