26 April 2007

Encouraging Writing

One thing I am often asked is how to practice writing with a child who isn't very keen? The answer is to keep it FUN!

So here are some of my favourite ways to get children practicing writing / drawing skills without using a pencil and paper!

  • use a chalk board
  • use a whiteboard
  • paint with water onto a wall / path
  • chalk onto a wall / path
  • finger painting
  • use an Aquadraw
  • use a Magna Doodle
  • writing in 'gloop' (cornflour and water)
  • writing in playdough
  • writing in sand / mud using fingers or a stick

Let me know any other fun ways you persuade your children to write!

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