5 Tips to Encourage Your Young Writer

Today, April 10th is National Encourage a Young Writer Day. Does your child make up stories? Encouraging your child’s imagination may result in a career in writing. But using your imagination works in every field. The process allows you to think outside the box for a better solution to a pressing problem.

Tips to Encourage a Young Writer

Promoting writing is easy. Simply think, read, write, and repeat. Do you need help encouraging your young writer? Consider the following tips.

  1. Create a Writing Space

Setting up a writing space is a great way to encourage your young writer. Set up a desk in your child’s room or other location in your home. If you do not have a desk, an unused table in the corner is just as good. Old desks and small tables are available at many thrift stores for low prices. Younger children can use an old coffee table or end table for a writer space. Promoting writing is the purpose of a writing area.

  1. Purchase Writing Supplies

Your local dollar store is ideal for purchasing writing supplies at a low cost. If you are uncertain the type of supplies to purchase, take a look at the following list.

  • Journals/Diaries
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Gel Pens
  • Markers
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Spiral Notebook Paper
  • Paperclips
  • Notecards
  • Stapler/Staples
  • Stickers

The smallest items can create the largest impact on your child’s imagination.

  1. Encourage Journal Writing

Keeping a journal goes beyond recounting the day’s events. A journal provides your child with a chance to write about the world.  Encourage your young writer to express feelings, descriptions, and scenes. The information may become a great resource down the road.

  1. Books

Age appropriate books are a valuable resource for every writer. Books may be digital. But, often a book on your desk is a great way to find the answer. Digital brings you directly to the content. A book allows your child to research and search through pages.

  • Writing Books
  • Writing Prompt Books
  • Thesaurus
  • Dictionary
  • Nature Books
  • Fantasy Books
  • Other Books of Interest
  1. Library Card

A library is a wealth of information.

  • Your young writer can search for books of interest.
  • Find new topics.
  • Meet others who share similar interests.
  • Receive guidance from the librarian.
  • Attend library sponsored groups, book clubs, and field trips.
  • Check out media including DVDs, recordings, music, documentaries, and other educational based material.

A little encouragement in any child’s interest may spark a lifetime path of knowledge.

Author: Rebecca C.

I am just a person who loves to photograph and write about the world around me.

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