This summer it is even more important that we keep the hard earned knowledge from last year. To stop brain drain, kids need to keep writing all through the summer. They need to practice their handwriting and creative writing skills. The key is to keep it fun and light.
Frequent practice keeps handwriting from slipping into illegibility. Summer is also a great time for extra handwriting practice so their handwriting gets better. Better handwriting gives kids unconscious competency so they can concentrate on what they’re writing instead of how to write it.
- Encourage daily journaling. The kids can write and draw about their activities each day.
- Use our well-designed handwriting paper to practice writing letters and sight words.
- Practice handwriting with 7 Days to Better Handwriting. Each day’s activity only takes 5 to 10 minutes. It’s fun and easy to do and you’ll see some noticeable improvement in your child’s handwriting.
Practice Compositional Writing
Creative writing shares many of the same benefits for children as visual arts. It is a wonderful way for your child to use their creative mind and use their imagination. Just a few sentences a day about a topic that interests your child is all it takes.
- Print out the story starters. Cut them up. And, put them in a jar so the kids can pick one every day or two and get the stories started.
- Kids can write in a special journal 10-20 minutes a day. Or use our story paper for drawing and writing.
- Try the Read, Draw, Write activity to improve reading comprehension, story writing and handwriting. It’s easy to adapt for any reading level.
How is your house doing with keeping the learning going throughout the summer?