Seven reasons why today's children
need to write creatively
Children who write...
#1 learn about themselves
We write who we are.
Writing gives children opportunities to explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas. These are all fleeting, fluttery things, and writing them as they happen allows young imaginations to capture them, look at them, run with them.
When children write, they imagine, and invent, and innovate.
#5 get organised
In developing story plots, we look at cause and effect, action and reaction, what comes first, and next, and after that.
As they learn to create cohesive pieces of work, in which elements work together logically and in an orderly fashion, children become logical planners, and critical thinkers.
#7 write well
Just like any other kind of writing, a well written story demands good grammar, punctuation, capitalisation, sentence and paragraph structure, and spelling.
When children write stories regularly, they improve the technical side of their writing - and they enjoy doing it.
Children who enjoy writing stories, enjoy writing.