Imagine you’re 7 and you come downstairs in the morning and the breakfast table looks like this:
Are you likely to get yourself some paper and a pencil and practise some writing? If you’re one of the 7 year olds I know, the answer is ‘probably not’.
Now, imagine if before she went to bed last night your mum (or of course your dad) had got out a few things in preparation for the next day – say, a scrapbook, pencils, photos of what you’ve been doing lately, scissors, glue… Now the breakfast table looks like this:
This worked like a treat this morning. Both my girls dived straight in, cutting, gluing, drawing and writing.
So this is my idea for you today to encourage your kids to keep writing.
Give them an invitation.
Make it easy for them to pick up a pencil. Make it relevant to them. Make it enticing.
Why not give it a try in your house and see what happens?
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