Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Help for the Reluctant Writer

Motivating a child to write can be a daunting task! Perhaps you have several children and the first few seemed to enjoy writing and were very capable at a young age. Enter the next child, who learns totally differently and would rather do ANYTHING than write. What's a mom to do? Why doesn't your curriculum work for this child?

The fact is, every child is unique, and that shows up not only in personality and temperament, but also in learning styles. Which means teaching must be tailored to the individual.

There are, however, some helpful tips to encourage rather than discourage writing. The key is to be patient and work with your child, not ever giving them a blank sheet of paper and assigning an unfocused lesson (unless of course you are encouraging free writing, which is another post!)

Here are a few tips to hopefully help you along the way:

Have you got a successful writing story to share?

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